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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

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The Top Tomatoes, Peppers and EggplantsThe Top Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants
By dave on August 1, 2015

Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all in the nightshade family. Let's open the Summer Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top varieties of each of these highly popular home garden vegetables.

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Location: My GardensDate: September 12, 2016Harvested at a larger size for slicing lengthwise & grilling.
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 27, 2014 4:30 PM

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.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 13, 2019 10:01 AM

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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