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Eggplant 'Fairy Tale'

Solanum melongena

Fairy Tale is a variety of Eggplant which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum melongena 'Fairy Tale'. Fairy Tale is a patented hybrid variety.

‘Fairy Tale’ is a petite plant with decorative miniature eggplants. ‘Fairy Tale’ eggplants are white with violet/purple stripes. The fruit are sweet, non-bitter, with a tender skin and few seeds. Another superior quality is the window for harvest. The elongated oval eggplants can be picked when quite small at 1 to 2 ounces or they can be left on the plant until double the weight, and the flavor and tenderness remain. ‘Fairy Tale’ eggplants are recommended for marinating and grilling whole. The harvest can begin in just 49 to 51 days from transplanting. The petite plant reaches only 2½ feet tall and wide, perfect for container gardening. 1

It is an Vegetable and is treated mainly as a Annual/Perennial, This means that it can grow either as a single season or multiple season plant. Fairy Tale is known for growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Fairy Tale Eggplant is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Eggplant 'Fairy Tale'

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Position in a full sun location and remember to water very often. Fairy Tale is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Fairy Tale from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 feet (60.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C / 59°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Fairy Tale about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Fairy Tale

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early autumn.

Eggplant 'Fairy Tale' information

How long does Fairy Tale take to grow?

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When should I sow Fairy Tale?

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Fairy Tale folklore & trivia

AAS winner in 2005

Misspellings of Eggplant 'Fairy Tale'

Hybrid Fairy Tale, Fairy tale, Fairy tale hybrid,

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