Hansel Mini Eggplant

Hansel produces small fruit on an equally small and tidy plant.

Hansel Mini Eggplant

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 3 to 10 inches long
  • Matures: 55 days
  • Plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: Up to 36 inches tall

Like the miniature offspring of big eggplants, purple Hansel and his white-fruited sister eggplant, Gretel, bring charm to the garden and flavor to the table. Hansel, a 2008 All-America Selection, begins bearing clusters of 3 to 6 narrow fruit a mere 55 days after setting plants in the garden. The fingerling eggplant are the perfect size for cutting into little rounds for sauteing. You'll find the plant grows nice and neat, no taller than 3 feet and slightly narrower, making it great for either in the ground or in containers. Even if you miss the peak of maturity, these slender eggplants do not get bitter while they wait a few days. 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.

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