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Solanum aethiopicum

Common name scarlet eggplant
Family solanaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers white
Size to 6'
Light sun-part shade

Another spiny eggplant. This one's main atraction are the ripe fruit, which look like an orangy-red beefsteak tomato.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Read the other spiny solanums in our garden

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '14/'15 exchange. Baggy 75F (95%G, 4-10d)

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