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.
Solanum aethiopicum for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy 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 Spring Planting season: Aphids, leaf miners, slugs Pests and diseases: End on the winter beginning of the spring, in cold area in spring Pruning season: How to prune: All the season 50-100 cm, 20-40 inches Size of the plant? Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring / Summer / Autumn 30-50 days from planting Bloom season: 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: Bees 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) 1-2.5 month from planting How long does it take to bear fruit? Picked up when it’s unripe before it’s fully grown Ripening of fruit: 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 20-40 cm Planting spacing: 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? No Vegetative Reproduction How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Solanum aethiopicum? Cutting Spring – beginning of the summer The best time for vegetative reproduction in Solanum aethiopicum: 1-2 weeks How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction? Warm, Moist, and should put the cuttings in glass of water and change the water every 2 days What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Solanum aethiopicum? Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Autumn flowers Spring flowers Summer flowers Edible Parts Culinary uses Cooked Pickles Salad Spreads & Sauces Stuffed or Wrapped Vegetables Climate Desert Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate Tropics Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Summer Harvest Plant growing speed Plant life-form Annual plant Evergreen Perennial plant Shrub Plant Uses Planting Season Autumn Planting Spring Planting Summer planting Plants sun exposure 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