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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Bambino'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Bambino
Hybridized by Seminis (Petoseed); Year of Registration or Introduction: 1992

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
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Anitabryk2 On Jul 19, 2006, Anitabryk2 from Long Island, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant is a prolific one! Tons of 1-2" fruits. They are great for grilling. Also grow nicely in containers. This will definitely be a repeat in my garden.

Neutral Gabrielle On Jan 25, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I knew this was little when I got the seeds, but I wanted to try them anyway. The flavor was okay, but they were just too small for the ways that my family prepares eggplant.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 12, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Designed for container culture. Miniature 1 inch fruits on a 15 inch plant.

Regional...

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

Ronkonkoma, New York



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