tropical vegetable native to Asia has large, purple fruit. It is a
relative of the potato and tomato, and needs warm conditions and low
It is an annual with erect stems that can be spiny, ovate leaves and
pale blue or deep purple flowers.
Harvest the fruit if it gives slightly when squeezed.
Flowering colors: Blue, Purple
Cultivation: These warm-climate plants have a wide range of
requirements; most prefer full sun and rich, well-drained soil.
They are commonly grown from seed in spring or cuttings in summer.
They are prone to attack by spider mite, whitefly and aphids.