PlantsEggplants→Eggplant (Solanum melongena 'Fond May')

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 farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 23, 2012 5:32 PM

A very attractive Asian type developed in Taiwan. Fruits medium purple 8-10 inch long and quite tasty. I still prefer Ichiban in this class, but Fond May is a good runner up. Medium size plant that stands well without staking.

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