How to grow Solanum aethiopicum

Solanum aethiopicum grow and care – shrub of the genus Solanum also known as Ethiopian Eggplant or Akati, Solanum aethiopicum is annual to perennial, perennial Solanum aethiopicum suffers or die due to the cold of the winter, in regions where a little less cold, also vegetative reproduction can maintain high-quality seedlings in the greenhouse to next season, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+ as perennial 5+ as annual..

Flower color purple or white with yellow stamens,

Solanum aethiopicum fruits

Fruits picked up when it’s unripe before it’s fully grown, the rind can be is red, white or yellow sometimes stripes, and the shape can be round or round lobed, inside the fruit is white or light green.

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How to grow Solanum aethiopicum growing and care:

Warm weather, ground full of nutrients, full sun, trellising (sometimes the fruit are heavy)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s possible to use in vegetative reproduction

Difficulties or problems when growing:
to grow something that can be bought in the market will be more

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, leaf miners, slugs

Pruning season:
End on the winter beginning of the spring, in cold area in spring

How to prune:
All the season

Size of the plant?
50-100 cm, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn 30-50 days from planting

General information about the flower
Little purple pink flowers with yellow stamens, 3-5 growing flower blossoms

Thinning the bloom:
If thinning happening should check the root, watering and try to hand pollinate

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Starting 120 days from sowing, summer / autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Slugs, worms, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Solanum aethiopicum fruits?
Eat fresh, cooked, sauce, juice and much more

Work requirements on the fruit:
Trellising (sometime the fruit heavy for the plant)

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1-2.5 month from planting

Ripening of fruit:
Picked up when it’s unripe before it’s fully grown

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Not require special condition, also possible just to threw some seeds and it will grow

Saving seeds until sowing:
Cold and dry place

Sowing season:
End of the winter (after , start of the spring

Planting spacing:
20-40 cm

Depth of Sowing:
5-10 mm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Full sun, 20-25 C can be more or less but this is the best temperature

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, the soil should be moist

Germination time:
1-2 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Full sun, more than 20C, the sprout is very delightful to bug need protection in the beginning

Do the seeds require burying?

Vegetative Reproduction

How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Solanum aethiopicum?

The best time for vegetative reproduction in Solanum aethiopicum:
Spring – beginning of the summer

How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
1-2 weeks

What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Solanum aethiopicum?
Warm, Moist, and should put the cuttings in glass of water and change the water every 2 days

Scientific name:

Solanum aethiopicum

How to grow Solanum aethiopicum

Solanum aethiopicum

Growing Solanum aethiopicum


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Pickles
  • Salad
  • Spreads & Sauces
  • Stuffed or Wrapped
  • Vegetables
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9