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General Plant Information (Edit)
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 Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 1, 2013 4:05 PM

Large fruited variety resembles the eggplants I am used to seeing in the store. Less fussy and supposed to set more fruit than the more commonly grown Black Beauty. Tastes very good and my favorite way is to slice it and grill it with wedges of fresh tomato.

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