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Eggplant, Black Beauty

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Black Beauty Eggplant

An Heirloom traditional favorite. This big, glossy, deep-purple skinned eggplant has been preferred by gardeners for more than100 years.  The Black Beauty Eggplant bears early, has an excellent flavor and is prolific.  The fruit produced by this variety can reach up to 8 inches long and weigh up to a 2 pounds each.  The Black Beauty is a bushy spreading plant that grows up to 32 inches tall. Perennial grown in warmer climates and as an annual in cool climates. Commonly used in stews, sauces, baked, fried, stuffed and grilled. Eggplant is also known as "Aubergine".

  • Botanical Name - Solanum melongena
  • Zone - 5-12
  • Seed to Harvest - 74-80 Days
  • Height - 24-32"
  • Fruit Weight- Varies
  • Fruit Color - Deep Purple
  • Treated - No
  • Germination Time - 5-14 Days 
  • Breed - Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate – 90%
  • Lifecycle – Annual (Biennial 8-10)
  • Sunlight - Full Sun / Partial Sun
  • Watering – Average
  • Sow Method – Direct Sow or Transplant(preferred)
  • Sow Depth - 1/2 to 1inch
  • Plant Spacing - 18 inches
  • Row Spacing - 24-36 inches
  • 6,250 per oz.
  • 100,000 per Lb.
  • Season of Interest - Cool / Warm  
  • Eggplant Growing Guide
  • Companion Planting Guide

  Did you know.. Eggplant is actually native to India. This variety was first bred around 1900 in the USA

CLASSIFICATION:  Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo

Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year. 

All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.


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