Gretel Mini Eggplant
- Light: Full sun
- Fruit size: 4 inches long
- Matures: 55 days
- Plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches apart
- Plant size: Up to 36 inches tall
Children and the gardeners who love them will delight in this dwarf white eggplant, a 2009 All-America Selection. It is the earliest eggplant in the garden, so you will be picking fresh eggplant sooner than ever before. This is a compact plant, no taller than 3 feet and about as wide, which makes it perfect to plant in containers (or the ground, of course). Borne in clusters, the nearly-seedless fruit has a tender skin that doesn’t need peeling, saving time in the kitchen and bringing more fiber and nutrients to the table. For best growth, plant in-ground after the weather warms consistently above 55 degrees.
Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.