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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 Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 1, 2013 2:38 PM

Before I started growing eggplants myself I never even knew that eggplant came in white. I think the white color makes it look special. But mainly I grow Gretel because it is a terrific eggplant. Sets so many fruits that keep coming all season long. And it has the benefit of staying a small plant so that you can grow them just about anywhere.

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