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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Hari'

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


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

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


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive pepperhead212 On Oct 3, 2013, pepperhead212 from Woodbury, NJ wrote:

Great eggplant - became my favorite in just two seasons! Very early - about 55 days, unlike several other long green oriental varieties I've tried, and the most productive, as well. Mild flavor, though not flavorless, like whites, and still no bitterness when large and seedy. Largest I got was 15"x1 1/2", though I usually pick at 8-10" x 1 1/4". Tallest plants of all eggplants I have grown - over 5 feet! This is one reason they are so productive. They seemed more heat resistant than other varieties, though only one of the two seasons was very hot. Seeds were from

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 26, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An F1 Hybrid that is long, waxy and green. Matures in 50 days.


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

Woodbury, New Jersey

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