We use African Eggplant for different species like Solanum macrocarpon and Solanum aethiopicum. Solanum aethopicum is the most known and consumed. Genetic variability is really important on those species = shape, colour, flavour, …. With their bitter flavor, fruits are appreciated and used in african dishes
Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) is a Solanaceae specie, originated from India. In hot areas, it can be grown all year round but development is better when temperatures get higher than 28° C. Eggplant cultivation is more difficult under cold nights or with cold soil (under 20° C). To ensure good fruit setting under hot and rainy season, you have to pay attention to irrigation and fertilization.