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Eggplant 'Sicilian'

Solanum melongena

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Sicilian is a popular variety of Eggplant, which belongs to the Solanum genus (Solanum melongena 'Sicilian'). Sicilian grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Sicilian is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet).

Sicilian Eggplant is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sicilian have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sicilian

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very often. Keep in mind when planting that Sicilian is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Sicilian from seed

Look to ensure a distance 1.95 feet (60.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sicilian about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Sicilian

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sicilian is a tender plant.

Harvesting Sicilian