Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Lavender Touch'

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

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

Regional

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

Fort Collins, Colorado

Danbury, Connecticut

Urbandale, Iowa

Buffalo, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.