Eggplant varieties

Title Info
Common name Eggplant
Scientific name Solanum melongena
Taxonomic group Solanaceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Vegetables
Selection and adaptations Selection; Variation
Selection Artificial Selection
Date 1998

Eggplant varieties. Native to India or perhaps southern China, eggplants have been cultivated to grow in a variety of shapes and colors. The plant earned its English name from small white-skinned varieties common several hundred years ago. Eggplants appear to have no seeds because they are picked when immature.