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Solanum melongena Bonica

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Solanum melongena Bonica

SolmelBon
Eggplant, Aubergine
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
C1, C7
Size: 10cm
Available: 3
$/Unit (EX GST): $3.99 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $4.39 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Solanum melongena Bonica Eggplant, Aubergine

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Shrubs Shrub Like

Description:
Dwarf evergreen shrub with dark-green leaves and white star-like flowers in Spring followed by clusters of edible long round purple fruit commonly know as Eggplant. Fruit flesh is white and firm. Great for eating fresh, grilling or sauteing. Harvest fruit from mid-Summer. 'Bonica' has very good disease tolerance and early maturity.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Black Spot, Caterpillars, Snails And Slugs

Cultural Notes: Best grown in a full sun position in a moist well-drained fertile soil. Place shadecloth over plants that are in hot areas to prevent them from getting sunburnt. For best results feed with a liquid fertiliser. Harvest fruit when purple and shiny looking. Mulch well.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Solanceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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