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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Pompano Market'

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

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:
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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 2, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

80 days. Solanum melongena. Plant produces good yields of glossy dark purple teardrop shaped eggplants. Plants are strong and are especially good for market growers. Excellent for slicing, stuffing, and baking. Resembles the Florida Market eggplant. Disease Resistant: Phomopsis Blight. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 606714. Plant Height: 35" tall.



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