Yellowish-brown skin discoloration and increased decay are indications of chill injury. Shriveled or flabby skin can result if stored in an area with low humidity. Store properly.
Pulp and seed discoloration, decay, and loss of calyx can occur if eggplants are exposed to ethylene gas. Keep away from ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms.
Rough handling may result in bruising; handle with care.