- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Shape: slender long tube-shaped, often rather pointy end
- Color: deep purple
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15+
Waimanalo Long is an inky-purple, long eggplant that reportedly came to Hawaii from “Asian immigrants.” So I do not know the exact origins. Many vendors list it as a “long oriental type.” Waimanalo Long is reported to be one of the most commonly grown eggplants in Hawaii, replacing some of the older varieties of similar shape. A photo of Waimanalo Long taken in Kilauea, Hawaii, was featured in the National Geographic’s website under “Your Shots.”
There are varying reports of length, as some vendors state 8-12 inches long, and others claim 16 inches and longer. My own fruits were 12 inches long. The flesh is pale and tender. The color of the skin makes it a great choice for alternating in round slices, roasted, with a long pale green type such as Thai Long Green or others.
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