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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Black Bell'

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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); Year of Registration or Introduction: 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

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Good flavor and produces well.

Neutral Farmerdill 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'.

Regional...

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

Painesville, Ohio
Wilsonville, Oregon



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