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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Impulse'

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

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:

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

From Semena, which describes as follows: "A very early, high-yielding eggplant hybrid. Plants are vigorous, with an open, simple habit. Elongated cylindrical fruits are highly uniform in size, have black skin and white flesh. The long pedicel makes harvesting easy. Spider mite is less of a problem. Tolerant to Verticillium wilt. Planting density is 16,000-20,000 pl/ha. Especially suited for early production in plastic film greenhouses."



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