How and When to Harvest Fairy Tale Eggplant

In this article, we will talk about how and when to harvest Fairy Tale eggplant, and we will also explain some tips on how to grow Fairy Tale eggplant to have an abundant harvest. Fairy Tale eggplant is white with purple stripes and very small.

The fruit is not bitter, is sweet, and has few seeds. Fairy Tale eggplant is ideal for growing in pots, as they do not grow more than 2.5 feet (80 cm) tall. You should be able to harvest Fairy Tale eggplant 50 to 60 days after planting.

When to Harvest Fairy Tale Eggplant

When to Harvest Fairy Tale Eggplant? Normally, you should be able to harvest fairy tale eggplant 50 to 60 days after planting, but for example this year I harvested my fairy tale eggplants at 40 days.

Fairy tale eggplant tastes best when they are 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 cm) long. It is important to observe the skin of the fairy tale eggplant to know if it is the right time to harvest, when you observe that the skin of the eggplant is well shiny is the best time to harvest it.

If the fairy tale eggplant develops too much, it will start to lose brightness and will have a more bitter taste. That is why it is important to harvest the fairy tale eggplant when you see it shiny.

Important to remember that if the flowers of the fairy tale eggplant were not pollinated, there will be no fruit to harvest. If there are pollinating insects where the eggplant plant is planted there will be no problems, otherwise, you should pollinate the flowers with a brush.

when to harvest fairy tale eggplant
In only 50 days you will be harvesting fairy tale eggplants. This year I managed to harvest them in 40 days but I was favored by the weather.

How to Harvest Fairy Tale Eggplant

How to Harvest Fairy Tale Eggplant? 50 days after planting, the fairy tale eggplant can be harvested. First, observe that the eggplant is between 3 and 4 inches (8 to 10 cm) long because this is when Fairy Tale eggplants have the best flavor. Then check that they are firm to the touch and have nice shiny skin.

To harvest the fairy tale eggplant, use a sharp knife or scissors, it must be sharp so as not to damage the plant when harvesting the fairy tale eggplant.

I always recommend disinfecting with alcohol the elements that we are going to use to harvest or prune a plant. Disinfecting the tools prevents the plants from getting sick.

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How to Grow Fairy Tale Eggplant

How to Grow Fairy Tale Eggplant? To grow a fairy tale eggplant, it is recommended to sow the seeds indoors a few months before the last frosts of spring. Soak the seeds of fairy tale eggplant in a glass of water overnight, seeds that float will not work.

Prepare substrate rich in organic matter and nutrients. Bury the fairy tale eggplant seed no more than ¼ inch (0.6 cm) deep, and keep the soil moist, but not waterlogged. Cover the pot with plastic wrap until it begins to germinate, the ideal temperature for germination is about 75 °F (24 °C).

After two to three weeks, you will have fairy tale eggplant seedlings ready to be transplanted into the garden if there is no more frost. Choose a site with good lighting, as they need plenty of sun to thrive. It is important not to plant fairy tale eggplant where you have previously planted potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, or other eggplants the previous year.

You should also grow fairy tale eggplant in a pot because this plant is ideal for small spaces. It develops quickly and gives a good production of eggplants. The requirements will be the same as if you planted directly in the soil. Learn more about How to Grow Eggplants.

how to grow fairy tale eggplant
The fairy tale eggplant grows very well in pots as shown in the picture. In pot it also gives an excellent production of eggplants.
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