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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Lavender Touch'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Lavender Touch
Hybridized by Waltrip

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive ncgardenaddict On Sep 17, 2004, ncgardenaddict from Kannapolis, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Very prolific!! Suspectable to insects however but I would grow again - and will..

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 23, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A hybrid cultivar from Jim Waltrip (Seminis). Fruit is white, tear drop shaped, with a lavender blush. Plant grows about 3 feet tall. Resistant to Tomato Mosaic Virus. A home garden cultivar.

Regional...

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

Fort Collins, Colorado
Danbury, Connecticut
Urbandale, Iowa
Buffalo, New York



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