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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Mirabelle'

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

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 highly productive hybrid with mid-early maturity. The plant is vigorous and grows to an average height of 100 cm. Excellent fruit setting. High yield potential over an extended production period. The fruits are very uniform, elongated and cylindrical in shape and measure 25 cm in length. The fruit skin is glossy and almost black in color. Suitable for long-distance shipping. Especially recommended for production in greenhouses and plastic houses as well as in the open field. "



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