Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Cloud Nine'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 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:

Clovis, California

Augusta, Georgia

Barberton, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jun 25, 2011, salix_man from Barberton, OH wrote:

Plants growing well. Considerable suckering at leaf bases. I have buds, but no flowers yet June 25, Late planting out because of wet soil.

Positive

On Jun 21, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 7 x 2 inch white cultivar from Petoseed. It is very similar to Dourga. Grows well here and is productive. Flavor is not as good as the Japanese types like Ichiban. I consider it more a novelty than a main garden cultivar.