Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Twilight'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Twilight
Hybridized by Seminis (Petoseed)
Registered or introduced: 1994

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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 25, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1994 hybrid from Petoseed(Seminis). (64 day) Oval deep purple fruit 8 1/4 x 4 inches. A good cultivar, early but not exceptional. Of course, none of my eggplant was exceptional this year, so it gets another try next year. 8-27-06. Did well this year.