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botanical name:
Solanum melongena 'Bonica'
Solanum melongena 'Bonica' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Aubergine 'Bonica', Egg Plant
family:  Solanaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
fruit colour: purple
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: 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.

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