This eggplant fruit is featuring a big scar. What causes such a scratch? Is it a disease or maybe the fruit was hit and then it healed the crack? Is it correct to call it "Eggplant scab"?

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    $\begingroup$ do you know if that is where it lay on the ground? if not, it's probably due to the fruit being bred to grow very big compared to it's wild version. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible Sep 25 '17 at 8:14
  • $\begingroup$ @comprehensible - no idea. I got them from the fruit shop $\endgroup$ – Fructibus Sep 25 '17 at 21:43
  • $\begingroup$ perhaps someone threw a grenade near it when it was in the trenches, or it fell off it's motorbike when it was doing 30. even more likely is that it was in contact with planks/rods/a stem/the ground/some stones. perhaps try brushing it with a toothbrush. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible Sep 25 '17 at 22:32
  • $\begingroup$ return it and get a new eggplant $\endgroup$ – 4D Neuron Oct 8 '17 at 1:53
  • $\begingroup$ I like com.prehensibe's comment.Melons get cracks like this on the places where they sit on the ground. Melons are cucurbits too,this looks like it happened where the eggplant sat on the ground. Wash it off,it's still good. $\endgroup$ – peter May 22 '18 at 18:28

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