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Nakati, Ethiopian Eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum)

Cultivar N'Drowa Issia

Nakati, Ethiopian Eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum)
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2.38 € *
Base Price 0.12 €/ seed
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in stock
Item number
1142
Seed quantity:
20 Pcs.
Botanical name:
S. gilo, Solanum aethiopicum
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Description

The Ethiopian eggplant, also known as bitter tomato or scarlet eggplant, is an African Vegetable with many great varieties. In Europe it is grown only sporadically in southern Italy. The plant is very resistant to drought and the fruits are used
like other aubergines and eggplants. This Ethiopian nightshade variety, N'Drowa Issia, comes from the Ivory Coast and produces yellow fruits that turn reddish later.
Seed, content: about 20 nakati Ethiopian eggplant seeds
Sowing and cultivation
Preculture in seed sowing compost starting in March indoors. Solanum aethiopicum germinates at 20 °C in about 10 days. In May after the Ice Saints, harden off the 15 cm large plants and plant them out into the greenhouse or a warm place in the vegetable patch or flower bed. Well suited as a pot plant.

picture source: By Cillas (Own work) [ GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Solanaceae
Location:
Sun
Water requirements:
Water moderately
Lifecycle :
Annual

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March
Best germination temperature :
18 – 22 °C
Germination time in days:
10 – 21

Companion planting

Other names

English names:
Bitter tomato, Ethiopian eggplant, Ethiopian nightshade,Garden eggs, Mock tomato, Nakati
French names:
aubergine africaine, gilo, jiló
Spanish names:
berenjena escarlata, berenjena etíope, falso tomate

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