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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Longship'

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

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:
Violet/Lavender

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Dec 21, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The tall plants produce pretty purple blossoms which soon produce 10" long and 1" diameter eggplants. Fruit are slightly curved and the purple-red skin is very lustrous. Longship is the perfect size for slicing. More of a novelty than useful, but very productive. I like long skinny eggplants but this one takes it to the max.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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