I don't know why I have such an obsession with growing eggplants.
It could possibly be that they eluded me for so long, but there are many other fruit and vegetables that I have not been able to grow successfully, and they have not grown into such a vegetal preoccupation. I consider eggplants as my personal challenge, and each time I see a new one come forth, I feel a quiet sense of victory.
I don't know why the eggplant should stand out so amongst others, but it does.
And this morning, my lovely bloggging friends, I have photographed for you what I consider to be a pinnacle of achievement in my personal eggplant challenge - The White Eggplant.
This is my White Whale, my Juliet, my I can't think of any more literary references this early, but this white eggplant is what I set out last year to achieve, and it looks as though achieve it I will.
I think that seeing this eggplant emerge is one of the most satisfactory fruit appearances I have ever experienced.
Now you might think that now I will be able to rest on my laurels from here, but no my friends, the eggplant challenge does not stop here. For this eggplant was grown from a seedling, which while is a success, it it not the success I am chasing.
I am growing this one for the seeds...