Flower Database

Eggplant

Basic information
Flower Name
Eggplant
Formal Name
Solanum melongena
Alias
茄子, Eggplant
Habitat
India
Morph
A year of grass
Comment
Eggplant (scientific name:Solanum melongena) is non-cold-resistant annual vegetable native to India in Solanaceae family. It is eaten at home such as tomato or cucumber, etc. Many large and small leaves are oval in shape and hit sunlight to avoid overlapping with. It makes purple flowers bloom from summer to fall , and after 2-3 weeks purple-black fruits with glossy harvest. It can be made white eggplant by this purple being made with anthocyanin to protect flesh of fruit from ultraviolet rays by covering fruit with a bag. As for the fruit,there are elongated , rounded, or snakeed form(China). The fruition period is from April to October. The fruit can be edible. The purple leather thing a lot of skin is thin in Japan, and it is soft, and a sponge-formed, there is the lye with thin yellow slightly, but there is not approximately taste, and the flesh of fruit does a fruit with food vegetables with skin of. A representative kind of the eggplant includes water eggplant . When It is cut and lyed for a short time, it becomes brown-like. It is need to use it after waving salt, and outrunning lye, and doing whether you expose it to water. When they continue making it with the same soil every year because a repeated cultivation disorder is easy to be caused, including eggplant, measures are necessary for the solanaceae plants such as a potato, a tomato, the green pepper.
General name: Eggplant, scientific name:Solanum melongena, Origin: India, height: 60-100 cm, leaf: large and oval, flowering season: from summer to autumn, fruit color:purplish black, green, white with the luster, fruit form: egg-shaped slim circle, snake form, flesh of fruit color: Light yellow, the fruition period: The right or wrong that is edible for from April to October: a possible (representative vegetables) , possible meal part: Fruit.
Detailed information
Order
Solanales
Family
Solanaceae
Genus
Solanum
Species
S. melongena
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Cupulate
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
field
Color
Violet
Season
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Oct
Height
60  ~ 100  [cm]
Diameter
2.5  ~ 3