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Eggplant: Solanum melongena Rosa Bianca

Eggplant: Solanum melo An Italian heirloom, 'Rosa Bianca' has flesh with a creamy, puddinglike consistency and a delicate flavor that's never bitter. The plump, oval fruits are white with rosy-lavender blushes and streaks. aubergine Solanum melongena vegetable violet thick, bristle-tipped, succulent leaves in dense rosette up to 4 inches across,,deeply lobed leaves,,ivy-like, pointy-lobed triangular leaves,,medium to dark green, oval, slightly hairy,,,,,,evergreen, ovate to lance-shaped leaves,,,lance-shaped to ovate green leaves, arranged alternately on stems,,,glossy, elliptic leaves,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,, bushy bushy white thick, bristle-tipped, succulent leaves in dense rosette up to 4 inches across,,deeply lobed leaves,,ivy-like, pointy-lobed triangular leaves,,medium to dark green, oval, slightly hairy,,,,,,evergreen, ovate to lance-shaped leaves,,,lance-shaped to ovate green leaves, arranged alternately on stems,,,glossy, elliptic leaves,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines, medium-green thick, bristle-tipped, succulent leaves in dense rosette up to 4 inches across,,deeply lobed leaves,,ivy-like, pointy-lobed triangular leaves,,medium to dark green, oval, slightly hairy,,,,,,evergreen, ovate to lance-shaped leaves,,,lance-shaped to ovate green leaves, arranged alternately on stems,,,glossy, elliptic leaves,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,,hairy oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines,,hairy, oval leaves with wavy margins; leaf veins often carry spines 119 134 130 1.5 1.5 8.0 8.0 6.0 6.0 vegetable Flea beetles, aphids, potato beetles, verticillium, and fusarium wilt may occur. 0 0 Rosa Bianca 24 48 18 Maintain soil moisture all season. After 4 weeks and again at 8 weeks, apply a balanced, organic fertilizer following package directions. 0 For flea beetles, use row covers, lime, or diatomaceous earth. Hose off aphids and use horticultural oil spray or beneficial insect predators. For potato beetles, use row covers or handpick. For verticillium and fusarium wilt, remove diseased plants, plant resistant cultivars, and rotate crops. 7-10 Shepherds 2000;, Seed Savers 5th; Harvest when fruit reaches specified size and skin is smooth and glossy, before flesh softens. Eggplant thrives in heat and is very sensitive to cold. Use floating row covers to help protect against unexpected cool weather and to prevent insects from attacking young, vulnerable plants. Remove row covers when the plants are well established, about 1 foot high. 75-90 A native of India and Southeast Asia, the eggplant was introduced to Europeans by Moorish invaders in the sixth century. As a member of the nightshade family, it was treated with suspicion and called "mad apple." Today, it is a staple in Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, and Asian cuisines. Sow indoors, 1/4-1/2 inch deep, 6 weeks before last frost. As seedlings grow, transplant to 4-inch pots. Set out 2 weeks after last frost in soil amended with well-rotted manure or compost. Space plants 18-24 inches apart in rows 3-4 feet apart. 1 Cultivate soil to reduce weeds and provide aeration. Use black plastic mulch to keep weeds at bay and provide the extra few degrees of soil heat that eggplants prefer. Plants may be staked to support the weight of their fruit. light, fertile, well drained, warm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 > 0 0 0 0
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