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Solanum melongena 'Striped Tonga'

Family Name: Solanaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Fruit & Vegetable

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Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Annual herb.
Foliage Large, ovate to lanceolate leaves are pinnately lobed.
Fruits Small, oval fruits are orangish red with green longitudinal stripes that branch near the apex of the fruit. They occur in small clusters. 
Cultivation Grow plants in a sheltered location, protected from strong winds.
Ethnobotanical Uses Edible Plant Parts (Edible Fruits)
Food (Fruit & Vegetable : The fruits can be eaten raw or cooked.)

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Fruits
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Thematic Landscaping Economic Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water

Foliar

Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate, Lanceolate)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Pinnately Lobed / Pinnatifid
Foliar Apex - Tip Acuminate
Foliar Base Rounded / Obtuse

Fruit, Seed & Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Red, Green
Mature Fruit Texture(s) Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
Fruit Classification Simple Fruit
Fruit Type 1 Fleshy Fruit
Fruit Type 2 Non-Accessory Fruit

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Master ID 32267
Species ID 6675
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.
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