The classic eggplant found at the market to be steamed, fried or baked. The size and shape of the fruit vary and its colour ranges from dark purple to black.
Young plants should be planted in the garden in May-June, in a rich and warm soil when any danger of frost is removed. Leave 45-60 cm (18-24″) between each plant and use a tomato cage to avoid breaking them. Harvest when the fruit is medium in size and before the inner seeds develop. Enjoys compost-rich and well-drained soils.
Companion plants: borage, tarragon, beans, parsley, peas, thyme
Enemy plants: okra, potato, tomato
1 m & more