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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Burpees Jersey King'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Burpees Jersey King
Hybridized by Burpee; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1963

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)

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
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Farmerdill On Aug 24, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1963 black oval fruited hybrid from Burpee. I grew this one in the 70's and found it earlier and more productive than others of it type. It appears that seed are no longer available.

Regional...

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

Radford, Virginia



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