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Solanum melongena ‘Elondo aubergine’

Aubergine

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPurple pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Solanum melongena ‘Elondo aubergine’ (Aubergine). This variety is long and rounded and the colour is purple/black.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Vegetable

Origin

South Africa, Southern Asia.

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

These warm-climate plants are demanding as they require full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Harvesting may start in late summer. and may end in early autumn. Fairly difficult to grow.

Propagation

From seed under glass in late winter or early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

White fly, red spider mites and green fly.

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