Hansel is a 2008 All-America Selections winner that offers many advantages over other eggplant varieties. The fruits may be harvested as small as 2-3" in length, or as long as 6 - 10" and are non-bitter regardless of size. The glossy, dark purple fruits are borne in finger-like clusters and display a contrasting, dark green calyx. Hansel grows 25-36" tall and can be planted in small garden spaces. Although the average days to maturity is only 55 days from transplant, Hansel bears high quality fruit over a long harvest season.
Fairy Tale Eggplant Seedling (F1, OG) #1342
Fairy Tale eggplants are borne on petite plants with remarkable productivity. The decorative miniature eggplants are white with violet/purple stripes. The fruit is sweet, non-bitter, with a tender skin and few seeds. The elongated oval eggplants can be picked when quite small at 1-2 ounces, or they can be left on the plant until double the weight, yet the flavor and tenderness remain. Fairy Tale eggplants are recommended for marinating and grilling whole. The plants reach only 2-1/2 feet tall and wide, perfect for container gardening. A 2005 All-America Selections winner. 49 days.
Traviata Eggplant Seedling (F1, OG) #365
Traviata is a vigorous, Italian style eggplant with an upright and well balanced growth habit. It sets fruit steadily throughout the growing season, providing the potential for huge yields, even in marginal weather conditions. The shiny, nearly black teardrop shaped fruits are uniform and attractive, six - eight inches in length, weighing about 4 oz. each. Traviata can be grown in greenhouses or the open field. 55-60 days.