Patio Baby Eggplant
Name Patio Baby Eggplant
Botanical Name Solanum melongena
Native to Southeast Asia
Water Regular water; don't allow soil to dry out
Sun Full sun
Space 24" (does well in a container!)
1 Gallon Root Pouch:
Patio Baby Eggplant's is a compact, thornless cultivar of eggplant that reaches around 2 feet in height and width.
The dark, purple fruit grows to 2-3 inches in length.
Bright purple flowers add beauty to this edible ornamental.
This variety grows very well in containers and is perfect for a sunny patio.
It is a AAS Regional Winner!
Will Tolerate &
Keeping in Going
Eggplants are cold sensitive and need warm temperatures to thrive.
Keep soil moist.
Allow space between plants for proper air flow.
May need to be staked when fruit appears - to keep plant upright
Don't over-fertilize. Too much nitrogen often results in large, bushy plants that produce only one small set of fruit.
Clip fruit stem with shears. Pick fruits of desired size regularly to encourage further production.
For mature fruits, harvest after some color appears but always while fruits still have their glossy shine.
- Cold temperatures will damage the plants roots
Will not tolerate drought
Points of Interest
Because the leaves were once thought to have a sedative and healing effect when applied to skin ailments, the genus was named solamen, which is the Latin word for solace or comfort.
The word melongena refers to the melon-shaped fruit
This cultivar is an AAS Regional Winner. It is perfect for patios, balconies or in a flower garden. Make sure it has a sunny location!
This particular plant produces fruit that is 2-3" and has a thin skin, it can be prepared in many ways including grilling, roasting, or adding to a stir-fry.