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Fairy Tale Hybrid Eggplant Seeds

(P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Item #05136-PK-P1
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Compact, versatile AAS Winner

Days to Maturity: 50 from transplant

AAS Winner 2005

An eggplant as beautiful as it is delicious. Fairy Tale Hybrid really is all about happiily-ever-afters—now you can grow the loveliest, most tender-sweet fruits of your gardening career right on the patio in containers. Handsome enough for the annual flower bed but ready to produce enough yummy fruits to keep everyone coming back for seconds, Fairy Tale Hybrid is the eggplant you must try this season. No wonder it won an All-America Selection.

This dwarf reaches just 18 to 24 inches high and wide, setting masses of showy purple-lavender blooms all over its well-branched form. These are followed by eggplants in clusters of 2 to 4. Very slender and long, they are neon-lavender with bold streaks of white—absolutely showstopping.

And the flavor is the best part of all. Pick Fairy Tales young—about 4 inches—and sink your teeth into the most tender, sweet, succulent eggplant you've ever tasted. No bitterness here.

Fairy Tale Hybrid has been awarded an All-America Selection for its revolutionary habit and look, but I think its best merit is flavor. Plan to design your garden around this splendid edible ornamental.

Begin seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before planning to set out. Eggplant is a warm-weather crop, so wait until after danger of frost before transplanting seedlings into the sunny garden. Set 18 inches apart.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Solanum
Variety Fairy Tale
Item Form (P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Days to Maturity 50
Fruit Color Purple
Habit Dwarf
Seeds Per Pack 15
Plant Height 18 in - 24 in
Plant Width 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics Edible, Award Winner
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cuisine, Containers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 15, 2019

Prolific, pulchritudinous, pest-free

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Lots and lots of little eggplants clustered on attractive compact plants. Even the blossoms are lovely. I sure the bugs had killed one of my seedlings, but it grew back from the roots and I have had no other bug problems. Growing this again!

Ian Fallis from FL
June 16, 2018

Delicious mini eggplants on container-friendly plants

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Fairy tale eggplants are delicious, with flesh that becomes very creamy when roasted or sauteed. And the skins are so tender that I never peel them. I started these indoors in February and got a 100% germination rate. I now have two plants in containers on a sunny windowsill as an experiment to see if I can grow eggplants indoors. To my surprise, I've already harvested eggplants twice! I know this variety can be even more prolific when grown outdoors.

Windowsill Gardener from NJ
October 31, 2012

Beautiful, Bountiful, and Great Tasting

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Grew this for the first time this year. It's just my husband and I and I didn't want to grow big eggplants. I direct sowed in May (very late) here in South Texas (a mistake) and thought the sowing was a dud. In July I had to go out of state for two months. The guy I hired to take care of my garden didn't water the vegetables and we had a bad drought! Imagine my suprise when I came home to find one of the few survivors in my vegetable garden was this beautiful eggplant. It has been producing right along. It's October 30th and I have 17 eggplants on one plant! I will definitely buy again.

I'm a nurse who loves to garden, fish and ride my motorcycle. from TX
April 22, 2012

Terrific !

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Easy to grow; very prolific and delicious!

Pam in Reno, NV from NV

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