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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Improved Bonica'

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

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
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:
Unknown - Tell us

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 May 15, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

As described by Evergrow: "Medium early maturing, medium tall plant, fruit glossy, black purple with green calyx, deep egg shape, 17 cm x 10 cm, wt. 530 gm, firm, good shipping quality, uniform, high yield, resist to TMV. Pick at 100 gm young fruit stage for special cuisine use, or material in high class restaurant."



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