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Aswad Auergine (Solanum melongena)
Aswad eggplant (Solanum melongena): this ancient variety from Iraq is amongst the largest of its kind. The fruits easily reach 1.5 kg, and have lots of flavour. The pulp is sweet, compact and works well in elaborated recipes. It is rustic, very rustic, early and productive; easy to grow, but needs high temperatures both, in germination and cultivation, it is not suitable for forced growth in greenhouses. However, out of the species, it is the most tolerant to heat, even torrid weathers. Even if it adapts well to any soil, given a fertile home will lead to monstrous fruits. It requires support.