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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Bibo'

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

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
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:
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 8, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

From Semena, which offers this description: "A mid-season eggplant hybrid. Plants with an open habit, short internodes and extensive root system exhibit high nutrient requirements. Fruits are oval, tapered at one end, uniform in size (7x15 cm) and 300-400 g in weight. The skin is snow-white. The flesh is white. Resistant to Tomato mosaic virus and Fusarium wilt. Planting density is 22,000-25,000 pl/ha. Suitable for long-season culture in heated glasshouses, short-season culture in unheated ones, and in the open field."



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