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Little Finger Eggplant Seeds (Organic)

Little Finger Eggplant Seeds (Organic)

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Meet the Little Finger Eggplant, a unique and elegant plant that combines history with culinary excellence. Originally from Asia, this eggplant belongs to the Solanum melongena species, known for its diverse eggplant varieties.

In terms of appearance, the Little Finger Eggplant is compact, growing to a height of 18-24 inches. Its distinctive feature is its slender, elongated fruits that resemble delicate fingers. These finger-shaped fruits are glossy and deep purple, adding a touch of sophistication to any garden.

When it comes to taste, the Little Finger Eggplant offers a mild and slightly sweet flavor with a tender texture. This makes it a versatile ingredient in various dishes, including grilling, roasting, and stir-fries.

To grow the Little Finger Eggplant from seeds, you'll need well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. Start by planting the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Once the seedlings are ready, transplant them to a sunny spot in your garden, spacing them about 18-24 inches apart. Regular watering and protection from strong winds are crucial for healthy growth and abundant fruit production.

Harvesting is simple. Wait until the finger-like fruits reach their mature size and have a glossy appearance. Use a sharp knife or scissors to gently cut them from the plant, taking care to minimize damage. The Little Finger Eggplant offers a blend of aesthetics, history, and taste, making it a delightful addition to both gardens and kitchens.

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Description

Meet the Little Finger Eggplant, a unique and elegant plant that combines history with culinary excellence. Originally from Asia, this eggplant belongs to the Solanum melongena species, known for its diverse eggplant varieties.

In terms of appearance, the Little Finger Eggplant is compact, growing to a height of 18-24 inches. Its distinctive feature is its slender, elongated fruits that resemble delicate fingers. These finger-shaped fruits are glossy and deep purple, adding a touch of sophistication to any garden.

When it comes to taste, the Little Finger Eggplant offers a mild and slightly sweet flavor with a tender texture. This makes it a versatile ingredient in various dishes, including grilling, roasting, and stir-fries.

To grow the Little Finger Eggplant from seeds, you'll need well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. Start by planting the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Once the seedlings are ready, transplant them to a sunny spot in your garden, spacing them about 18-24 inches apart. Regular watering and protection from strong winds are crucial for healthy growth and abundant fruit production.

Harvesting is simple. Wait until the finger-like fruits reach their mature size and have a glossy appearance. Use a sharp knife or scissors to gently cut them from the plant, taking care to minimize damage. The Little Finger Eggplant offers a blend of aesthetics, history, and taste, making it a delightful addition to both gardens and kitchens.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 5 - 11
Approximate Harvest Time : Summer-Fall
Growth Habit : Bush
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Solanaceae (Nightshades)
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Soil should be fertile, well-drained and rich in organic matter, with a pH of 5.8 to 6.8. Eggplant also needs a lot of calcium, so add lime to the soil before you plant.

Planting & Growing: Transplant to the garden when all danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature has reached 60°F.

Harvesting & Storage: Can harvest anytime after half of the mature size, but don't wait too long, over-ripe fruit is tough and bitter. Eggplants do not store well.

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