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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Round Mauve'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive grrrlgeek On Sep 26, 2009, grrrlgeek from Grayslake, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Growing nicely with 2 plants and a little creeping thyme in a large tub. (Don't know that the thyme has done anything for the eggplant but the thyme has really enjoyed it!) Has been an aphid magnet this year, plus had a couple of Japanese Beetles, but the plant doesn't seem to care. May not fruit since I put it out too late, but it's working hard on it.

Neutral berrygirl On Feb 27, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Nicely colored variety from China. Best for eating when the fruits are the size of tennis balls, at which point the seeds are almost absent. Compact plants do well in pots. 80-90 days from transplant.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 27, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A round pink eggplant with a small vine.


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

Grayslake, Illinois
Wilsonville, Oregon

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