Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Florida Market'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Foliage:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Regional

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

Liberty Hill, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is an old Florida High bush type with big oval purple-black fruits. Very tall plant reaching 4 feet with ease. A leading commercial cultivar of yesteryear.