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'Slim Jim' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Early
 
Description: Early Italian type. Long, slender, soft purple fruit best harvested at about 4 to 5 inches.
Days To Maturity: 60
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Ease/Reliability: (4.3 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 07/07/2007 by farmerdill - An experienced gardener

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Richmond, Georgia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Slim Jim grows well and is productive. It is just too small to be widely useful. Flavor and texture is inferior to Japanese types like Ichiban. An interesting novelty, that might be useful to a container gardener.
 

Reviewed on 12/01/2006 by Digit - An experienced gardener

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Spokane, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The healthy growth of this variety surprised me but the small size of the fruit made them difficult to use. The small plants matured fruit early and production was good. Just a little too tiny all around.
 

Reviewed on 05/09/2006 by Cranberry fiend - An experienced gardener

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Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Be prepared for lots of little 'finger-type' fruits; they grow like grapes. Best to use them at 3-4", as they loose sweetness. Nice small 2' plant with dark purple stems and purplish leaves; also good in containers.
 




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