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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Birgah'

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

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
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:
Magenta (Pink-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:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 10, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A unique new type of eggplant. Excellent earliness. The plant has medium vigor. Produces large, very firm and heavy fruit. The fruit are round, slightly ribbed, with very attractive purple skin. The flesh is white, with excellent taste and flavor. Birgah is an absolutely new and unique type of eggplant and, therefore, incomparable to other eggplant varieties. Suitable for production in plastic greenhouses and in the open field. May be interesting as a specialty food product for supermarkets.



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