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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'White Ball'

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

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:
Suitable for growing in containers

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:

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

This upright plant is tall and produces small size eggplants, 60-80 grams in weight, with nearly white skin and light green stripped shoulder. This variety grows vigorously in warm climates and produces fruits for many months. Small size eggplants are very popular in Thai cooking. This unique plant with lots of white small fruits is also a very attractive container plant for the front doorsteps and the backyard garden.



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