2005 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Eggplant 'Fairy Tale' F1
National Winner
2005 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Eggplant 'Fairy Tale' F1
National Winner
2005 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Eggplant 'Fairy Tale' F1
National Winner

Eggplant 'Fairy Tale' F1
2005 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

'Fairy Tale' is a petite plant with decorative miniature eggplants. The fruit appearance is as luscious as the taste. '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. An eggplant has not won an AAS award since 1939, so 'Fairy Tale' is truly an exceptional new variety.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Eggplant
Variety Name: 'Fairy Tale' F1
Genus: Solanum
Species: melongena
Year: 2005
Common Name: Eggplant
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Seminis Vegetable Seeds
Close Market Comparison: 'Purple Rain F1,' 'Bride F1,' 'Little Fingers'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Compact
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 2.5 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 117 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 75 days
Fruit Color (Harvest): violet stripes on white
Fruit Shape: elongated oval-miniature teardrop
Fruit Size: 3.25 inches
Fruit Weight: 1-1.5 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description: Sweet, non-bitter, with a tender skin and few seeds
Plant Spread: 2.5 feet
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES

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