Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Dusky'

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

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

Regional

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

Williston, Florida

Madison, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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