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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Apsara'

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

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

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 Jan 12, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Apsara is a new hybrid eggplant developed by a leading seed comapny in India. Small size eggplants are round-to-oval in shape and about 80 grams in weight. Plants produce fruits in clusters, smooth skin with purple color and white stripes. This hybrid plant is very vigorous and grows well in warm climates. Tall plants with spreading habit are very productive and bear fruits for a long time. A very good variety for commercial planting and home gardening in subtropical and tropical climates.



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