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Hansel Eggplant Plant

  • - Spacing: 20 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 55
  • - Early-maturing, highly productive, perfect for containers
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Hansel Eggplant Plant
Plant Features

Hansel Eggplant Plants offers abundant, finger-sized clusters of fruits that never become bitter or tough, no matter if they are harvested at 3-inches or at 10-inches. These sweet, tender fruits don’t even need their skin removed for cooking! With its smaller size it can even be grown in containers. It is an All-America Selections (AAS) Winner. You can’t go wrong Hansel.

Our Hansel Eggplant Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Eggplant Companion Plants: Bean

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 8+ hours
Watering Needs Water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry
Soil Properties Loose, Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer Every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When the fruits reach the desired size
Production Time Multiply Pickings
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Features Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden
Plant Used for Food Production
Plant Type Hybrid

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Top Reviews

Love these unique plants!

Arrived safe and secure. Small, but very healthy. Transplanted into raised beds. Thriving beautifully! Starting to show development of eggplants! Will purchase again for next years garden.

From Lesly | June 26, 2022

Nice sturdy plant

Plants were small but grew quickly and are super hearty and healthy. Just harvested my first eggplant but many more on the vines.

From Pamela | July 06, 2021


Novice gardener here. I bought 2 of these and they are doing great - they've gotten big and healthy and are producing a ton of eggplants! Very happy with them!

From anonymous | September 04, 2020

Looking good

I got a couple of this plant and it was a little wilted when I received it. It’s been a couple of weeks and the plants seems to adjust already in their new environment. Definitely recommend this.

From Elealeh | August 25, 2020

GrowJoy is a winner

I gave GrowJoy a shot not knowing about it at all after receiving an e-mail cantaloupe, and I am sure glad I did. This summer have place a bunch of, (they have an awesome array of the coolest flowering plants) then veg's, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, every plant is growing AMAZING. And they arrive thriving packed ingeniously. GrowJoy is now my go to Nursery.

From John | July 20, 2020


Great packing and the plants were very healthy.

From Sai | April 03, 2019


Plants are doing great!

From Amanda | May 17, 2018



From EDWARD | June 16, 2017

Hansel Eggplant

Were shipped in good condition healthy plants. Have been planted a few weeks and are beautiful. Will order again.

From cynthia | June 03, 2017

Hansel Eggplant

We received two types of eggplant seedlings both in excellent condition. They are already thriving and we look forward to a great harvest.

From anonymous | April 14, 2017

good condition

The Hansel Eggplant plant arrived in good condition

From ESMOND | May 06, 2016

Excellent Plant

This Hansel Eggplant came to my house in perfect shape and very healthy. Planted it 3 days later and it never went into shock. This company is Perfect and Excellent in every way. Thank You

From Karla | April 22, 2016

So excited about my first emerging eggplant

Let me just start off by mentioning that I am a complete novice (and usually a bungler) when it comes to growing things. I did once keep two geraniums alive and blooming indoors over the winter for my sister, but I consider that a fluke rather than an indicator of any skill. But this summer I decided to try growing some tomatoes from seeds, some basil and I also really wanted to try to grow eggplant in a container. I'd read about various types of eggplant that were suited for containers. One nursery had a huge variety-but would only sell a minimum of 6 plants. I simply didn't have the money for that, and I was so pleased at GrowJoy's extremely reasonable prices for their plants and the array of shipping options! I chose to try the Hansel variety, and even though we've had a damp, dreary, and deluged late May and the entire month of June, my Hansel plant is thriving. (I used a mix of equal parts pottiing soil, perlite and peat moss in a 5-gallon bucket with drainage holes drilled into it, and I fed it MiracleGro vegetable plant food a few times.) I received my plant on May 28th. I'd spent hours that day away from home, but the plant was snug and safe in its ingenious plastic holding tray that kept it from being jostled or broken in transit. (It was upgraded to USPS Priority Mail, even though I had only paid for First Class.) I was really impressed at how carefully the plant was packed for shipping. It was a very gray, chilly day that day, but I planted my Hansel plant as soon as I got home. We got no sun for almost a week thereafter, and the poor plant was looking a little droopy. I brought it in under a couple of tiny LED grow lights for a few nights, which may or may not have made a difference. It took a couple of weeks, but once we started getting hot weather and a bit of sun now and then, Hansel really took off. I've made sure I move the plant throughout the 5-6 hours of sun my patio gets per day, and unlike my tall, leafy but un-blooming tomatoes, my little eggplant now has a number of flowers and...ONE teeny tiny beginning of an eggplant ! I've been very pleased with the quality of service and the quality of the plant I received from GrowJoy. If anything happens from this point on, I expect it will simply be a case of my inexperience, or lack of sun (which thus far hasn't seemed to deter this plant!). I will definitely buy more plants from GrowJoy in the future.

From Jean | June 30, 2015

perfect size

the Hansel Eggplant has great flavor and perfect for grilling

From lynne | June 06, 2015


Plants arrived perfectly packed and looking really healthy (I had also ordered two varieties of tomato plants. It's now been about a month since I received them, and they are growing beautifully, flowering, and it won't be long before we're ready for harvest! I will add, I foolishly ordered some eggplant seedlings from another company around the same time - NEVER AGAIN. I will only order my seedlings from GrowJoy! The other company took ages, and when they finally arrived they were badly packed, and the seedlings were positively pitiful. THANK YOU GrowJoy for providing a quality I'm off to browse your site for some more plants!

From Caroline | May 09, 2015

Beautiful little plants and fast service

My 2 Hansel Eggplant plants arrived safely and in good shape and are now prospering happily on my patio. I couldn't find such plants in my local nurseries and was so pleased to get them so easily from GrowJoy online.

From Carolyn | July 20, 2014



From anonymous | April 30, 2014

live eggplant plants

I order some live plants and when they came they were in very good health and are doing real good in my garden.

From Michael | June 13, 2013

Hansel Eggplant

Well packaged. Larger than I expected. Healthy eggplant plants.

From Kenneth | May 25, 2013

Hansel Eggplant

What a great place to shop. My order was sent on time and arrived in great shape. Very well packaged well cared for. Will definitely shop here again and recommend others to also.

From david | May 19, 2013

Healthy Hansel Eggplant

Excited to receive the delivery of Hansel Eggplant on third day of shipment from GrowJoy. They were well packed and looking healthy.

From Suneeta | May 09, 2013

Awesome Eggplant

In 2011 I purchased this eggplant from GrowJoy and I literally had 50 to 60 of eggplants in a week, it was crazy, loved it roasted, cooked, shared it with everyone, it was fantastic and this year I decided to get Hansel again, it's already growing stronger, very happy with the plant.

From Reema | May 02, 2013

Hansel Eggplant Plant

Plants arrived in great shape, excellent packing method for shipment.

From Moira | April 29, 2013

Hansel Eggplant is great.

I have purchased this variety many times and I am always pleased with the results and taste of it.

From Krista | April 26, 2013

Nice eggplant plants

Prompt delivery of stocky Hansel Eggplants, one with a couple of blooms. Hard to find locally late in season. Planted just before heat wave, so watered every 2-3 days. Doing well so far.

From Richard | July 03, 2012