Eggplant belongs to the Solanaceae family, which includes crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, and capsicums. Eggplant is available from Western Australia growers throughout the year, mainly from Carnarvon from May to December and the Perth area from January to May. This fact sheet provides an overview on eggplant – climate, soils, varieties, seedlings, plantings, weed control, irrigation, fertilisers, pests and diseases, and harvesting.