Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Waimanalo Long'

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

Category:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Panama City, Florida

Laie, Hawaii

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 25, 2010, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Waimanalo Long Eggplant has delicious, flavorful flesh with excellent productivity in my extremely hot, humid garden. They can grow up to 16" long, but I have harvested them at 6" and they're delicious. When the larger eggplants lose their shine, they will require peeling. They're not "seedy", which is awesome. I purchased my seeds from Sand Hill Preservation Center.

http://www.sandhillpreservation.com

They can also be purchased from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Seed Program. I highly recommend all their seeds!

http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/seed/seeds.asp