A selection of aubergine varieties on a wooden table

Nine unusual aubergines to grow

Discover nine unusual aubergines to grow, in an array of shapes, colours and sizes.

If you thought aubergines (Solanum melongena) are all large and purple, think again. Hailing from different parts of the world, from Taiwan to Italy, they come in a range of shapes and sizes, from egg-shaped (the original shape of aubergines) to finger-like fruits.

They range in colour from white to red, some with stripes, as well as many shades of purple.

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