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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Pollinators: Various insects


The Top Tomatoes, Peppers and EggplantsThe Top Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants
By dave on August 1, 2015

Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all in the nightshade family. Let's open the Summer Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top varieties of each of these highly popular home garden vegetables.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 1, 2013 4:29 PM

I grew this variety of eggplant this year as I read that people really recommended it and liked it. Well, now that I have grown it, I can't figure out why that is so. The plant has had a grand total of 5 eggplants the entire season, three of which are not yet ready to pick. Not a variety that I will be growing again next year.

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Posted by TimHoover (Elysian FIelds, Texas - Zone 8a) on Mar 15, 2014 6:56 PM

This variety, as so many of the "heirloom" Eggplants, is valuable only to show off in the garden. Not productive, and I found the flavor ordinary. Really, just a novelty that has been hyperpromoted by seed catalogs (along with all the other "unusual" Eggplants).

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on May 19, 2016 4:43 PM

Big plant, big fruit, but few of them. Grows ok, but not very productive and does not have great flavor.

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