Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Eggplant Little Fingers

If you like a quick-cooking eggplant with generous yields that arrives early in the season, Little Fingers is for you.

Our seeds from Bountiful Gardens were strong and sure and the plants themselves have withstood weeks of blistering heat on our roof (and I do mean blistering--up to 120 degrees F some days).
With climate change, few tomato varieties can grow up there any more, but that's another post. Check out the flourishing Little Fingers, with dozens of blooms. Our normal-sized Thai green eggplant fruit is just emerging.
The growing habit of Little Fingers is unusual, with a single stem putting out several smaller stems, each with a flower followed by a fruit. We sauteed some chopped last weekend with some Jimmy Nardello peppers (also doing well this season--and every hot season) and garlic and added them to raw tomatoes, feta, and kalamata olives. Good food.

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