Slim Jim aubergine is a beautiful dwarf egg plant variety from Italy. The winner of many awards for the patio vegetable category.
Even though the variety’s origins are not clear, most accounts agree that it is southern-Italian in origin and was first introduced by Italian seed company Fratelli Ingegnoli. Aubergines originated in Asia, being recorded first in the 6th century Chinese agricultural treatise Qímín Yàoshù. The plant was introduced to the Mediterranean region by Arabs in the Middle Ages. Aubergines have a somewhat unusual reputation in Italy – historically, it was thought that the whole plant could cause insanity. The name melanzana is derived from mela insana, meaning ‘insane apple’!
Appearance: Dark-purple foliage and bunches of long, slim, rich purple fruits make it a great addition to decorative or ornamental gardens.
Latin name: Solanum melongena
Variety: Slim Jim
Quantity: 30 seeds
Plant size: Height 70 cm, Width 45 cm
Container size: Height 30 cm, Width 30 cm
Companion plant: Basil, peppers, okra, mints, thyme, catnip.
All seeds come in robust packaging with seeding/growing instructions