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Old September 23, 2019   #1
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Default Hmong Red and Fairy Tale Eggplants

Tried germinating Eggplants for the first time this year, 100% strike so very happy. Was wondering if others have grown either of these two and how they found them. Hmong Red may also be called Red Ruffle. Thanks
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Hmong Red seems similar to Turkish Red, a S. Aethiopicum. Very big plants, the fruit doesn't oxidize like normal eggplants. Still not sure if one needs to eat it green like a normal eggplant or wait until red. All eggplants have a slight unusual spicy component, which where I come from is considered undesirable. This one has a lot of that. Probably needs specific recipes to fully enjoy.
I have seen some video on youtube with an impressively productive Fairytale plant, very compact, fruit is small (like 10cm).

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I grew Fairy Tale for the first time this year. It's a compact plant that was very prolific for me. I grew three of them in a big container and they're just slowing down now, after a little over two months of productivity. The eggplants are small, best picked less than 4" long. They are beautifully striped with purple against white; flavor is mild and seeds are quite small. I received seedlings from a gardening friend; even though I prefer open-pollinated varieties like Casper, Fairy Tale is one I'd probably grow again if I had seed.
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