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Lowie Studio, Unit 5, 49 Effra Road, London, SW2 1BZ

Lowie, 115 Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0NG

Lowie, 25 Westow Street, London, SE19 3RY

Lowie Studio, Unit 5, 49 Effra Road, London, SW2 1BZ

Mon, 11am - 5pm

Tue, 11am - 5pm

Thur - Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 10am-5pm 

Piccolo Slim Jim Eggplant

£4.00
Slim Jim is a terrific dwarf aubergine variety from Italy – an award-winning all-rounder in the patio vegetable category. Its dark-purple foliage and clusters of long, slim, purple fruits make it a perfect choice for ornamental and decorative gardens. 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’!

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