Week 18 – May 06, 2021

Plant Information

Gretel Eggplant

  • Gretel Eggplant - Bloom
  • Gretel Eggplant - Container
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Solanum melongena

Common Name: Eggplant

Hardiness Degree: 40°F (4.4°C)

Blooming Season: Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Culinary Use

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)

Height: 36 - 52" (91 - 132cm)

Width: 24 - 36" (61 - 91cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Earliest white eggplant is highly productive, producing clusters of glossy mini-fruit that are tender and non-bitter. Indeterminate, 3-ft. (91-cm) plants can be grown in-ground or in large containers, with or without support. More productive and 5 to 7 days earlier to ripen than O.P. types. Slightly larger plant with slightly smaller fruit than Hansel.

Grower Information:

  • Earliest white eggplant is highly productive, producing clusters of glossy mini-fruit that are tender and non-bitter.
  • Indeterminate, 3-ft. (91-cm) plants can be grown in-ground or in large containers, with or without support.
  • More productive and 5 to 7 days earlier to ripen than O.P. types.
  • Slightly larger plant with slightly smaller fruit than Hansel.
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