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Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Black Bell'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Black Bell
Hybridized by Seminis (Petoseed)
Registered or introduced: 1977

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

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:

Painesville, Ohio

Wilsonville, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 17, 2007, essentialplanet from Wilsonville, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Good flavor and produces well.

Neutral

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

Fruit are round-oval fruit, very dark black-purple color, 3.25 x 6 inch. A hybrid version of 'Black Beauty'.