Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Italian Blush'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 3, 2006, jbl from Wonder Lake, IL wrote:

I'm pretty sure this is the same as the "Blush" variety - (which is a great eggplant)

Neutral

On Dec 21, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

(85 days) Heirloom Excellant Italian strain procured from an Italian family in the Chicago area and provided by one of our good friends in the seed saving movement. A creamy white variety with small sections of Lavender blush. A creamy pattern reminding you of a 'Rosa Bianca' with the shape of long Italian types such as "Violetta Lunga" A wonderful creamy white flesh! Truly a wonderful heirloom variety! Grows up to 10" and 2" to 4" in diameter.