Fairy Tale eggplants are recommended for marinating and grilling whole. The harvest can begin in just 49 to 51 days from transplanting. The petite plant reaches only 2½ feet tall and wide, perfect for container gardening.
Does eggplant ripen after its picked?
Eggplants do not ripen off the vine and deteriorate rapidly, becoming spongy. Eat the eggplant as soon as possible after picking it. You can store it overnight at room temperature.
How do you grow a little finger eggplant?
Growing 'Little Finger' Eggplant
Transplant them into a sunny bed with fertile, fast-draining soil once the soil has warmed to at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Space the plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows spaced 30 to 36 inches apart.
Is Fairy Tale eggplant a hybrid?
Compact, Perfect for Living Walls & Container Gardening!
Handsome enough for the annual flower bed but ready to produce enough yummy fruits to keep everyone coming back for seconds, Fairy Tale Hybrid is the Eggplant you MUST try this season.
How big do little finger eggplants get?
New! 60 days. These slender, 2”- to 5”-long, red-purple Asian Eggplants grow in intriguing clusters on compact plants up to 30” tall.
How tall do little finger eggplants grow?
|Height Range:||24-36" (61-91cm)|
|Space Range:||18-30" (46-76cm)|
|Lowest Temperature:||30° to 40°F (-1° to 4°C)|
|Plant Light:||Full Sun|
How big do finger eggplants grow?
Quick Sowing Guide
|Method||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
Which is the best tasting eggplant?
Sweet, tender, flavorful and creamy, Fairy Tale are simply the best eggplants we've ever tasted,” says Taylor. This quick-cooking variety is so delicious that it doesn't even need to be salted. Taylor suggests slicing them lengthwise, then tossing them into stir-fries or sautés, or skewering them on the grill.
How do you grow Shikou eggplant?
Sow 8 to 10 weeks before setting out, after all threat of frost has passed and nighttime temperatures are reliably above 55°F. Use lightweight floating row covers to keep them extra warm and cozy if necessary. Eggplant is a heavy feeder and should be grown in organically rich soil.
Can you eat the skin of fairytale eggplant?
eat the skin! Nasunin is an anthocyanin in the eggplant skin. It is a powerful antioxidant that protects brain cell membranes from free radical damage.
Is it OK to eat eggplant with brown seeds?
Eggplant flesh will have tan to brown colored spots around the seeds. If this is the color you are referring to, it is edible. If the flesh is more brown than white, the eggplant may be spoiling and should be discarded.