1. The fruits must be harvested as soon as they have attained the desired size, colour and before they lose their bright glossy appearances and become dull.
2. The fruits are edible from the time they are quarter growth until they are near ripe.
Harvesting of Brinjal:
The fruits are harvested from the plant by cutting with a small pruning shears or a sharp knife. The fleshy calyx and a short piece of stalk are left attached to the fruit.
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