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'Little Fingers' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Early
 
Description: Early. 4- to 7-inch, spineless, purple fruit clustered in groups of 5 to 10.
Days To Maturity: 68
Seed Sources:
 
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Overall: (3.3 Stars)Overall
Taste: (3.7 Stars)Taste
Yield: (4.3 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (3.7 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 08/24/2011 by Ferdzy - An intermediate gardener

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Ontario, Canada
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

Grew these side-by-side with Ping-Tung, and there was no question but that Ping-Tung was the superior eggplant. More productive, larger fruits and no bitterness. We found Little Fingers eggplants small, rather dense/tough, and on the bitter side. They were trouble-free enough to grow, but still not worth the effort.
 

Reviewed on 12/18/2006 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

I thought Little Fingers would be like slim Jim; clusters of 3-4" fingers. Boy was I wrong! They grew to a large asian-type 8-12" long by 2" in diameter, and each plant gave 6+ fruits on 3' tall (might need staking) multi-branched plants. Great grilled. Bought plants, will try to grow from seed this year.
 

Reviewed on 11/17/2006 by Zeedman - An experienced gardener

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

This variety did very poorly here; my combination of cool nights, 8.0 pH, and fungal wilt really took their toll. All but 2 plants (out of 12) languished, while "Casper" & "Diamond - directly adjacent - prospered. Very late, nearly a month after the other two. The yield was eventually heavy just before frost, and the quality was good; but it seems poorly adapted to short-season areas.
 




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