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Solanum melongena 'Bonica'
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common name: Aubergine 'Bonica', Egg Plant
full sun, part shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
Abundant crops of very large, oval, glossy very dark purple fruits. Compact bushy habit and early ripening. Sturdy, vigorous grower.
Deep, rich, fertile, moist, well drained soil. Warm position in sun or part shade, needing a constant temperature of about 25 to 30°C to produce good fruit. In cold areas best grown under glass. Plants take about 20 weeks to fruit.
Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy growth.
From seed, sown at about 21°C in spring.