Blech! Pretty sure I picked a bunch of my eggplants too late. It’s hard to tell with these. I’ve been growing Listada de Gandia, and mine didn’t quite turn out as advertised. More white, smaller eggplants. Thought I picked them in time, but noooope.
It’s pretty bad when the taste includes a chemical burn on the back of your mouth. No bueno!
I’ve cut them all off the plants now that I think I know what I’m looking for, and I might have rescued two before they were overripe. Hopefully I’ll get another couple before the season’s out. My eggplants are looking peaked.