The seeds sprouted well and plants are growing well.
Fine. Most of my seedlings look great. Slim Jim was a little slower to geminate vs Turkish orange eggplant and the seedling is little smaller. Out to the garden this afternoon. We will see how it goes.
Unlike other eggplants I've tried in my short summers, these actually took off for me. The plants were quite tall. I like the pretty purple flowers and the tasty little eggplants. I only wish that I had gotten more of them!
Updated from earlier review. I had eight plant, at least 4 too many Very prolific, good tasting, beautiful purple plants( spikes=oh hues). I made batches and batches of ratatouille and gave tons away( think "zucchini " like lol), made ratatouille soup to freeze. Beautiful fairly sturdy plants although I did have to stake them due to the dozen or more eggplants on each vine pretty much constantly. Only problem with them is I really wanted to make eggplant parm with them and the fruits aren't good for that, too small in diameter and not really long enough to slice length wise for that dish. Grilling kind of the same problem. So won't be growing them this year . Is year but for any other use they are good.
Have not gotten any eggplants yet but our May was record cold, plants are healthy and a pretty purple! A nice surprise :)