Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Udmalbet'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Udmalbet
Additional cultivar information:(aka Udumalapet)

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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:

Clinton, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 1, 2006, NatureWalker from New York & Terrell, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

A rare and colorful Heirloom Eggplant from the Tamil village in India. Developed in Spain in the 16th century. Growing conditions are as for tomato plants, although Eggplant needs a longer growing season. Treat as perennial in warmer climates, an annual in cooler areas. Sow seeds indoors up to 8 weeks before transplanting out; harden off for one week by removing them from the heat source and put in full sun. Picking the fruit regularly encourages it's production. Sow seeds in early spring.. at the depth of inch. Germination is usually 7 to 10 days on a heating source. It takes longer if not on a heating source.

The Egg-shaped or Teardrop fruit are a light yellow-green, streaked in with vibrant lavender stripes. It is great used in curries and chutneys or whatever eg... read more

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

Teardrop shaped, green with purple striped fruit.