Strange eggplant color
So a friend of mine is growing eggplant this year, and had some wonderful sized eggplants, that when ripen, turn from purple to white. I forget the name of the variety, but that does not matter for this question. These plants have been producing since early on this season, and now all of a sudden, all of the fruits that are setting are bright orange, and do not appear to be turning white at any point. Furthermore, the fruits themselves are a tad bit smaller. Any ideas on the skin color change? These are the same plants that were producing white fruit earlier this season.
Now an interesting tidbit here, is that in this same raised bed, he had planted a decent amount of carrots and never picked them all. And I do have to say, the color of the skin on these eggplants is approximately an orange carrot color. I am reaching here though, it is just too strange.
And yes, these plants receive full sun. I am not sure of his watering schedule, but this really is an interesting event.