New Miniature Eggplant

By Charlie Nardozzi

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or container. While large-fruited varieties may be slow producers, miniature eggplants yield an abundance of fruit.

'Hansel' is a new hybrid All-America Selections winner that features a strong upright plant and clusters of finger-sized purple-skinned fruits. The eggplants are best harvested about 55 days after transplanting when they are 3 to 4 inches long. However, you can start harvesting when fruits are only 2 inches long and continue until they are 10 inches long and they'll still have a non-bitter flavor and tender quality. They are great grilled, roasted, or sautéed.

For more information about this new eggplant variety, go to: Seminis Seeds.

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