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Aubergine 'Slim Jim'

Like cherry tomatoes, these smaller aubergines are perfect for our climate. A prolific producer of handfuls of long, thin fruits.
1

50 seeds

5 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - June
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
melongena
Common name
Aubergine, Eggplant
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Sow in a warm place under cover January-March in individual pots or modules. May be grown in borders or large pots, in the greenhouse or a sunny sheltered spot outside. Harden off before planting outside in summer and use cloches if nights are cold.

Description

A prolific producer of handfuls of long, thin fruits. Like cherry tomatoes, these smaller aubergines are perfect for our climate as they produce and ripen reliably, whatever the weather. In the south of England, these can be grown inside or out.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Better suited to greenhouse production but if planting outside, cover with a cloche for 2 weeks to allow plants to settle in. Pinch out tips at 45cm and stake. Water well and mist flowers to help fruit set. Feed with high potash until fruits set.