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Eggplant 'Sweet African Orange' - Solanum aethiopicum


Warm-season vegetable

USDA Zones 5 and warmer

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Full sun

Light, rich, well-drained, warm soil with a pH of 5.5-6.8

Regular watering. Needs plenty of water and food to produce well.

Plants reach 2.5 feet (.76 m) tall

Plump, 4-inch (10.2 cm) oval or round fruits mature from white to shiny orange-red


Abundant producer. Harvest when white or red to enjoy mild, sweet, ambrosial flavor 90 days from sowing seed.


It's often hard to list definite sources. Ask for them at:
  • Online vegetable and flower seed websites
  • Mail order seed catalogs
  • Seed packets in retail stores
  • Or as bedding plants at garden centers


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