Eggplant Brinjal (big)
The eggplant is a delicate, tropical perennial plant. The stem is often spiny. The vegetable is egg-shaped, glossy, and purple with white flesh and a spongy, “meaty” texture. Some other cultivars are white and longer in shape. The cut surface of the flesh rapidly turns brown when the fruit is cut open (oxidation).
Eggplant grows 40 to 150 cm (1 ft. 4 in to 4 ft. 11 in) tall, with large, coarsely lobed leaves that are 10 to 20 cm (4 to 8 in) long and 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 in) broad. Semi wild types can grow much larger, to 225 cm (7 ft. 5 in), with large leaves over 30 cm (12 in) long and 15 cm (6 in) broad,