PlantsEggplants→Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Black Shine')

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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

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on May 25, 2013 12:37 PM

Early Japanese type hybrid which bears slender cylindrical dark purple-black fruit of about 1/2 lb. Earliest producing plant that I have grown. Weeks ahead of Orient Express.

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