- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Shape: medium to large round
- Color: deep purple, often matte
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20
“Kamo” is my favorite of all eggplants, even more so than Pingtung Long. It is a beautiful and delicious eggplant heirloom from Kyoto, Japan. The flesh is creamy and tender, while the skin is deep, matte purple, like satin.
My first introduction to this variety was in the 1990’s, when I used to watch the TV show “Iron Chef” (Japan). One episode featured eggplants as the main ingredient…and not just any eggplant, but the Kamo eggplant. It was described as the best gourmet eggplant in Japan as well as the most expensive. Thin slices of the raw vegetable were given to the judges during the cooking battle. How I wished at that time to try this eggplant myself! And after many years, I received seeds and found that the claim to fame for this vegetable was true.
It is not likely that you will find these in the grocery stores, or probably even in the Farmers’ Markets (unless perhaps they feature many Japanese vegetables). If you like eggplants at all, I encourage you to give Kamo a try.
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