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Aubergine Information



Solanum melongena

Most commonly seen as a large purple pear shaped fruit, with a smooth but spongy feel to the skin. Small green varieties are used I Thai cooking, especially in Green Curry. Older varieties required soaking in salted water before cooking to remove any bitterness.

Moon Planting Type: Fruit

Soil Type: Sand

Aspect: South-facing

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Not Hardy

Moisture: Well-drained

pH: Neutral (6.6 - 7.3)



Aubergine Growing Notes


Sow and plant in a similar manner to Tomatoes. Ideal environment is in a greenhouse. Plant out in larger pots or 50cm apart in beds.

Pruning & Thining

Supports may be required. Pinch out the tips like Tomatoes.


Harvest when the fruits change colour, and swell to a reasonable size.

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Aubergine Varieties

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