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Old February 14, 2006   #1
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Default Eggplants with fruits in clusters

Just wonder if there is any other eggplant variety like Little Fingers (Khiban) which used to produce fruits in clusters of more than 3 fruits?!
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From memory, a variety called "Lebanese Bunching" sets fruit in clusters. I grew it last year but I have a terrible memory and I didn't take photos. Anyway, it was very productive.
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Yes - Fairy Tale does that, as does Slim Jim (both hybrids) - to a lesser extent, the slender ones such as Machiaw and Ping Tung Long do the same.

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Thanks a lot. I haven't seen good full describtions for Slim Jim, Fairy Tale, Ping Tung Long or Machiaw. Usually they mention only days to maturity and color.

Also I found some eggplant hybrids of Lebanese bunching type here:

http://www.greenfingers.com.au/servi..._to_grow/8.htm

Would be glad to trade my seeds for any bunching type eggplants or early varieties like: Pirouette (50 days) and Ichiban (58 days)[/url]
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You might want to try Diamond. It is also known as Almaz in Belarus (a trader from Belarus offers it through SSE). It has done consistently well for me, heavy yields regardless of summer weather.
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You might want to try Diamond. It is also known as Almaz in Belarus (a trader from Belarus offers it through SSE). It has done consistently well for me, heavy yields regardless of summer weather.
Hi I have been growing Diamond for several years. I read that bit about "grows in clusters" in the description before I bought the seeds (from Baker Creek), but mine didn't grow that way. I'm a member of SSE, and I saw someone else had listed the seeds of Diamond and said the same thing "grows in clusters of 3 or 4 fruits" but when I asked her about it, she said, "You know I just copied that part of the description, and my Diamond eggplants don't grow in clusters either."

That being said, I have grown Diamond, Listada de Gandia, and Antigua. I like the Diamond better than the Antigua -- Listada has sharp thorn like things on the calyx, which makes it harder to pick.

If anyone hasn't tried eggplant I encourage you to try. We used to eat the store bought kind once a month, now we have it every couple of days. We got 120 fruits from 6 plants of Diamond.

good luck all,
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I am trying Diamond for first time this year based on someone
else's recommendation My seed came from Baker Creek. I'm
really looking forward to growing them.
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We're trying out a Hawaiian variety, Nitta, that grows fruit in clusters of 2; it's apparently derived from Filipino eggplants, which have that tendency.
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