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Eggplant Solanum melongena

How to sow eggplant: Sow seeds indoors and transplant out, or plant nursery seedlings

Sun requirement for eggplant: Plant in Full Sun

Eggplant has been planted 47 times by Growstuff members.

Eggplants commonly are egg-shaped with glossy black skin, but can come in a variety of other shapes and colors. They can be white, yellow, and pale to deep purple. Some are as small as goose eggs. The 'Rosa Bianca' cultivar is squat and round, while Asian cultivars can be long and thin. Eggplant stems are often spiny and their flowers range from white to purple. Their flesh is generally white with a meaty texture and small seeds in the center. They are delicious grilled, roasted, in soups and stews, and breaded and fried.

photo of crop

Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

17 weeks

First harvest expected

11 weeks after planting

Height

50cm

Spread

30cm

Row Spacing

60cm

Companions

bell pepper potato wax bean green serrano pepper african marigold

Photos

Eggplant crops

Eggplant plantings

Egg Plant
Egg Plant
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IMG_20190216_195358_349
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Purple Kale 8/3/13
Purple Kale 8/3/13
by vegasharris
Japanese eggplant
Japanese eggplant
by bokunenjin

Eggplant harvests

2020-01-13_10-08-26
2020-01-13_10-08-26
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Sunniness

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Varieties

Crop Map

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What people are saying about eggplants

New website features (release 55)

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If you notice any bugs or think of new features please let us know on [our github](https://github.com/issues) or comment here. We've got new crop cards on [browsing crops](https://growstuff.org/crops) or a [planting](https://www.growstuff.org/plantings/shiny-indoors-tomato-75b2e492-9f71-42f6-...

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New look, new features

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If you notice any bugs or think of new features please let us know on [our github](https://github.com/issues) or comment here. We've got new crop cards on [browsing crops](https://growstuff.org/crops) or a [planting](https://www.growstuff.org/plantings/shiny-indoors-tomato-75b2e492-9f71-42f6-...

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Getting ready for spring!

by maco,

I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds: ![garden plan](http://mackenzie.morgan.name/tmp/garden_plan...

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A slow start to summer

by Skud,

I'm so very, very behind on my gardening. I was travelling heaps and had lots of other commitments through October/November, which is peak spring planting time here, and nothing got done. I've come to the realisation that if I'm going to do work that involves that sort of travel, I need to cut ...

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Swap/trade (Australia): want large planting containers, will swap for seedlings/seeds/preserves/baked goods/ginger beer

by Skud,

I'm in Thornbury, in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Our landlords won't let us replace the lawn with a veg garden, so we can only plant in containers. I'm on my usual spring quest for largish containers, 30cm diameter and above. We especially love the old-style rectangul...

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