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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
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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

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Short comments

Small woody shrub.

General comments

Space plants: 60 - 75 cm apart Compatible with (can grow beside): Beans, capsicum, lettuce, amaranth, thyme Avoid growing close to: Potatoes A large bushy plant with attractive purple flowers. 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. Wear gloves to harvest fruit as the spikes on the calyx are sharp enough to break one's skin. Perennial in tropical climates otherwise grown as an annual. Needs a long season. Start under cover and plant out when frosts have finished. Some varieties with slim, long fruit such as Asian Bride produce their fruit earlier. Mulch well and keep well watered. May need staking

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