Hausa Eggplant
Solanum macrocarpon
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Bitter eggplant) Sometimes known as "bitter eggplant", this rare landrace is cultivated in dry savannahs of West Africa by the Hausa people for its edible leaves. While its decorative small orange berries are not eaten, there are other traditional cultivars of the same species that are grown for their edible fruits; but they only grow in areas of high humidity and high rainfall. Over many generations the Hausa people developed this unique leaf vegetable for its ability to thrive in dry conditions and its resistance to pests. The taste of the leaves, when boiled or steamed, is somewhat bitter, which actually works well when combined with other ingredients in soups and sauces, or as a side dish. Grow it like other eggplants.
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