Eggplant Hansel

Eggplant Hansel

Solanum melogena

Hansel is a past All-American Selections (AAS) winner. This plant is compact and perfect for containers measuring no taller than 36 inches (91cm). Gardeners will enjoy the high yields and long harvest window throughout the summer. The glossy dark fruit can be harvested from 3 inches (8 cm) to 10 inches (25 cm) long. Hansel eggplant is tender, non-bitter and has very few seeds.

To harvest, clip fruit stem with shears. Pick fruits of the desired size on a regular basis to encourage further production.

To store, refrigerate unwashed eggplants in storage bags for about 5 days


Maturity55 days
Height24 – 36" (61 – 91cm)
Spacing18 - 24" (46 - 61 cm)
LightFull Sun
SoilRich, organic and well-draining
pH Range5.5 to 6.3
WateringMedium moisture
FertilizingApply balanced fertilizer in planting hole at time of planting transplants.
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen=moderate; Phosphorus=high; Potassium=high

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