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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Neon'

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

Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive HERBIE43 On Aug 3, 2005, HERBIE43 from Rutland , MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

the amount of fruit on each plant is amazing. have counted 15 fruits growing. i was a little dismayed because the fruit lost its bright neon color before it was time to pick them. notice the smaller eggplant in the background. it looks much deeper than the bigger one.

Positive naien On Jun 24, 2005, naien from Capistrano Beach, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Fast-growing and attractive plant... My favorite in the vegetable bed!

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 25, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A rose pink, teardrop shaped hybrid developed by Shamrock. fruits are about 8 inches long and 3 inches wide. (65 day)

Regional...

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

Capistrano Beach, California
La Habra, California



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