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Scientific Name: Solanum melongena
Pronunciation: so-LAN-num mel-ON-gen-uh
Common Name: eggplant
Family Name: Solanaceae
Plant Type: Greenhouse produce plant, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Plant erect, shrubby, annual in zone 7; leaves gray-green, simple, <20 cm.long; flowers violet, drooping, late spring; fruit white-purple, 8-37 cm. long, summer.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Origin: Africa, South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Violet
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun

Fruit Type: Berry (true)
Fruit Colour: White, Violet, (Some cvs. striped.)
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, Edible

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Root rot, Thrips,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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