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Jiló

Solanum gilo  • 

Photo: Jiló

Photo: Jiló
Photo: Jiló
Photo: Jiló

General description

From Wikipedia: Gilo (Brazilian Portuguese: Jiló) is a green fruit related to the tomato and the eggplant; the plant which bears it is also called the Scarlet Eggplant. It was once treated as a distinct species, Solanum gilo, but it is now known to be a cultivar group of Solanum aethiopicum (the Ethiopian Eggplant or nakati).

Plant requirements

Full sun, light water

Maintenance

stake and tie.

Practical use

Hervest when bright green (before red and "ripe"). Thin slice and hot pan stir fry with onions.

Properties

Height
1 - 300 cm
Color
Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Full sun
PH
Acid, Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy