General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Pollinators: Various insects

Common names
  • Eggplant

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Location: Augusta GA
Date: 2019-07-13
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2016-07-14
Location: My Gardens
Date: September 12, 2016
Harvested at a larger size for slicing lengthwise & grilling.

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Photo by Newyorkrita
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-05-26 
fingerling eggplant blooms

 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
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  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 27, 2014 4:30 PM concerning plant:
    I do love the small-fruited Asian-type eggplants, and Little Fingers is no exception. Purple, smaller-sized eggplants and plenty of them. Started producing early. They are the perfect size to pick for grilling. Slice in half and grill or cut in sections for kabobs.
  • Posted by Trish (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on May 25, 2022 3:29 PM concerning plant:
    60-68 - OP - Purple - Vigorous producer.

  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 13, 2019 10:01 AM concerning plant:
    Small fruit on a big plant. Grows much like Slim Jim, but fruits are about twice the size. Fruits grow in clusters of three or more. Very productive.

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