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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Midnight'

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

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:
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:
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 Dec 27, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Eggplant F1 MIDNIGHT is suitable for growing in different soil and climatic conditions, showing an excellent behavior under tropical conditions and high temperatures. F1 MIDNIGHT is a very high yielding eggplant variety with long (22 cm), bright black-purple color fruits that weight around 250 gram each. Plants are very strong and vigorous (100-120 cm tall) with an extended and uniform harvest. F1 MIDNIGHT can be harvested within 70 days from transplant, during 3 to 5 weeks of continuous cropping. It shows strong tolerance to Heat, Bacterial wilt, Anthracnose, TMV, CMV, V, PM.



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