Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Eggplant

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae
Genus Solanum
Common Name Eggplant
Species Black Beauty

Maturity days

  • 90

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
X X X X

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Vegetable

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant
Humidity tolerant
Planting area Wicking_bed
Sunlight Full_sun

Photos

Photos
Eggplant ready to be picked Carpenter Bees love these flowers Grove of eggplant not staked, in the ground

Short comments

Small woody shrub.

General comments

Space plants: 60 - 75 cm apart

Can grow beside: Beans, capsicum, lettuce, amaranth, thyme

Avoid growing close to: Potatoes

A large bushy plant with attractive purple flowers that attract carpenter bees.

Different varieties have different colours and sizes of fruit, ranging from the 'classic' large purple to the Thai small white varieties and Brazilian red. Has spiky stems which are sharp enough to break skin.

Perennial in the tropics and needs a long season. Mulch well and keep well watered. May need staking.

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