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How much cold can a wonder eggplant tolerate?

Posted by mcgyvr2009i 5b (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 7, 12 at 10:01

I need to know how cold hardy a wonder eggplant is. I can't keep it indoors for some reason, it's defoliating. I need to keep it outside as much as possible. Right now, I bring it in every time temperatures fall below 50F. I feel like it can withstand cooler temperatures. Can you tell what temperature my wonder eggplant can withstand? Thanks in advanced!

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RE: How much cold can a wonder eggplant tolerate?

I don't know that eggplant, but I have eggplants in the garden and they can take a light freeze. I don't think 50 is low enough to cause any damage to yours, even in a pot. Actually, 2 of mine are in large containers and they made it through last winter just fine, with a couple of light freezes.

RE: How much cold can a wonder eggplant tolerate?

You know eggplants aren't annuals? They are perennials and are vegetables. You might get better response if you ask this on the vegetable forum. I've had them live 4 years, until a really hard freeze killed them.

RE: How much cold can a wonder eggplant tolerate?

Wonder Eggplant is also known as ornamental eggplant or easter eggplant. So, it's not a real eggplant. The fruit isn't edible.

RE: How much cold can a wonder eggplant tolerate?

You can count on it being taken out in the first frost or freeze. I would empty the container, and store it away for next year's plant. I take it that you enjoyed your Easter egg plant? I've never grown one but they look interesting.

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