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Japanese Eggplant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Solanum melongena

 

Japanese Eggplant

Aubergines, or eggplants, are plants grown for their dark purple, glossy, teardrop shaped edible fruits. The plants need warmth to do well, so in cool climates grow them in a greenhouse. In warmer climates they can be grown outdoors. They should be treated as tomatoes except that they require misting every day when flowers start. 'Japanese Eggplant' is similar to any other eggplant, except longer in shape

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plant Features
  • Japanese Eggplant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Japanese Eggplant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Japanese Eggplant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Japanese Eggplant likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Japanese Eggplant

Latin name

Solanum melongena

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Japanese Eggplant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Japanese Eggplant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Japanese Eggplant likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Japanese Eggplant likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Japanese Eggplant is 0.30meters x 0.80meters 0.30 M 0.80 M

Solanum melongena

Aubergines, or eggplants, are plants grown for their dark purple, glossy, teardrop shaped edible fruits. The plants need warmth to do well, so in cool climates grow them in a greenhouse. In warmer climates they can be grown outdoors. They should be treated as tomatoes except that they require misting every day when flowers start. 'Japanese Eggplant' is similar to any other eggplant, except longer in shape


Propagating by seed

From Early Winter TO Mid Winter

Aubergines can be grown outdoors in warm climates, but for cooler climates sow in a propagator, or heated (preferably) greenhouse. Sow seeds individually in pots of compost in early to mid Winter

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

In cool climates, plant the pot-grown seeds into a 9" pot when the pots are full of root, in a greenhouse. In warm climates, plant outdoors when the soil is warm, planting 2' apart, in a sunny sheltered position. (The soil can be warmed, prior to planting, by covering with a cloche)

 
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