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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Fenguan Purple'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Fenguan Purple

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 20, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Neon Purple color! This is very rare beautiful, unique heirloom eggplant from Taiwan. The color of the slim fruit is a spectacular, almost fluorescent-neon purple color. No photo of it does justice to its purple beauty. This was my favorite eggplant for eating quality of the 8 heirloom types that I grew out this season. Absolutely pure white , almost seedless , sweet, mild flesh. Great yields, too, of up to 16 inch long fruit. Perfect for stirfries, baking, etc. No need to peel this sweet skin either.



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