Updated: Sep 11, 2021
Harvest the eggplants 65 to 80 days after transplanting, depending on the variety.
If the skin of the fruit is shiny and unwrinkled and a uniform color when it is ready for harvest
As soon as the skin does not rebound to gentle pressure from your finger, it’s ripe.
Eggplant may be ready to harvest when the size of a finger or hot dog
Cut the fruit with a sharp knife or pruning shears close to the stem, leaving about an inch of it attached.
Once ready, eggplants are harvested at least once per week, preferably twice a week.