Eggplant growing


The eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a native of the subtropical areas of south-eastern Asia and was introduced into Europe by early Arab traders.

It is a member of the Solanaceae family, which includes other vegetable crops such as tomatoes, potatoes and capsicums.

This Primefact contains information on:

  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Varieties
  • Seedlings
  • Establishment
  • Weed control
  • Irrigation
  • Fertiliser
  • Diseases and pests
  • Harvesting and marketing


Primefact 20/906 Second Edition

Published: Sep 2020