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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Florida High Bush'

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

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral berrygirl On Feb 27, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

SSE description: "Vigorous upright well-branched plants. Large purple fruits with pure-white flesh are held high off the ground. Disease and drought resistant, hardy and ever-bearing. 76-80 days from transplant."

Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 18, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An old time commercial eggplant similar to Black Beauty but much larger.



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