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Post  shocks20 7/20/2011, 10:01 pm

I found this on one of my two Little Finger Eggplant plants tonight!! I'm having triplets! Wink

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Post  HouseofWool 7/20/2011, 10:06 pm

Very cool!
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Post  Nonna.PapaVino 7/20/2011, 10:38 pm

Is that why they call it a "little finger?" Maybe, like banana clusters, what you have is a "hand." Nonna
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Post  Dunkinjean 7/20/2011, 10:39 pm

That is so awesome!

Show pics as they grow!

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Post  quiltbea 7/21/2011, 2:55 pm

Oh, how great. That must be why they have that name, they are like fingers on one 'hand.'

I hope to see further pictures as they mature.
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Post  shocks20 7/21/2011, 4:33 pm

No, I really don't think they are supposed to look like that! I grew them last year and they were all single fruits. Here are two pics of what all the rest look like right now. The second one isn't the best pic:
ETA: I just did a google search of little finger eggplant pictures and none looked like the triplet!!

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Post  quiltbea 7/21/2011, 6:34 pm

With this added information, that makes it more fantastic.
A real oddity....and cute.
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Post  sfg4uKim 7/21/2011, 7:39 pm

Maybe it's not so unusual. I've got twins!

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Post  shocks20 7/21/2011, 8:41 pm

Crazy!!!
ksroman--is this your first year growing little fingers?
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Post  HPartin 7/21/2011, 9:36 pm

I grilled some "Little Fingers" Smile the other night and we found them inedible. They were very bitter. I usually salt the black beauties but I didn't think I had to with these. We are going to try them again, salted, and if we still have the same problem I am pulling the plant. How do you cook them?

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Post  sfg4uKim 7/21/2011, 10:14 pm

@shocks20 wrote:Crazy!!!
ksroman--is this your first year growing little fingers?

Yes it is.

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Post  shocks20 7/28/2011, 12:08 am

Here is a new picture of my triplet little finger eggplant, one week from the pic above:



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Post  petals1973 7/28/2011, 1:42 am

Fleur-de-lis?
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Post  madnicmom 7/28/2011, 8:31 am

I think that is so funny! thanks for posting updates on your triplets!
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Post  littlesapphire 7/28/2011, 4:34 pm

Wow,how pretty they are! That's not as uncommon as you'd think, though. The first ten or fifteen squash blossoms I had on my crookneck plant were all twins! Both male and female. Unfortunately, with the twin females, only one of the squash would really grow; the other would maybe grow a little and then wither away Sad
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