Eggplant, brinjal or aubergine (Solanum melongena L.) is together with tomato among the most widely known edible fruits of the Solanaceae family (Daunay, 2008). Eggplants are thought to be derived from the wild African species, Solanum incanum. The scarlet eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum L.) and the gboma eggplant (Solanum macrocarpon L.), grown and consumed in Africa and represent an important source of genetic variation (Daunay et al., 2001b).