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Aubergine

Solanum melongena

Eggplant

Japanese White Egg
Long Purple
Rosa Bianca
Listada de Gandia
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Aubergine is a fruit that is in the Tomato family and much like Tomatoes, Aubergine is used as a vegetable in cooking. It is used heavily in vegetarian cuisine as it has a fairly bland flavour and so can be used in a multitude of ingredients. It is also known as an Eggplant because the fruits look egg-shaped when young. There are many different cultivars of Aubergine showing ranges of size and look of the fruit. There is even white Aubergine.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest starts about 3 months after planting. Cut the fruit off the plant, do not twist or pull. Fruits should feel full and heavy.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time best in spring and summer. Sowing between 6-8 mm deep and should germination in 7-14 days.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South-East Asia
Natural climate
Warm tropical to temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand, Chalk, Compost, Clay
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Edible
Lovely roasted with other vegetables or used in saucy dishes. The whole Aubergine will keep up to 1 week, but it is best not to refrigerate. Can be frozen or dried.

Personality

Family
Solanaceae
Flower colour
Mauve/ Lavender to white with yellow centre., White, Purples, Yellow
Scent
None

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