Fairy Tale eggplant, an All-American Selections (AAS) winner is an attractive ornamental landscape plant with bright purple flowers. It produces attractive lilac purple and white eggplants with wonderful non-bitter flavour, tender skin and very few seeds. Compact 18 – 24″ (46 – 76 cm) plants will produce early and heavily with clusters of elongated 2 – 4″ (5 – 10 cm) oval fruit. The plants may be pruned and staked to keep the fruits straight. The eggplants can be picked young at 1 to 2 ounces (28 – 57 grams) or they can be left on the plant until double the weight, and the sweet flavour and tenderness remain. There is a long window for harvesting. Fairy Tale will thrive on a patio or deck in a large container.
HARVEST: To harvest, clip fruit stem with shears. Pick fruits of the desired size on a regular basis to encourage further production.
|Maturity||50 - 65 days|
|Height||18 - 30 inches (46 - 76 cm)|
|Spacing||12 - 24 inches (30 - 61 cm)|
|Soil||Rich, organic and well-draining|
|pH Range||5.5 to 6.3|
|Watering||Moderate and even|
|Fertilizing||Apply balanced fertilizer in planting hole at time of planting transplants.|
|Nutrients Required||Nitrogen=moderate, Phosphorus=high, Potassium=high|
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