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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Dusky'

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

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive rebecca101 On Mar 15, 2008, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Reliable and productive, medium-small european type eggplant. (I personally think the flavor is inferior to the asian types - but that is not the eggplant's fault.)

Neutral Farmerdill On Jul 13, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 60 day, 8 x 3 inch, dark purple hybrid.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Williston, Florida
Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin



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