Black Beauty Eggplant Seed

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Well worth the wait. A long-season classic that delivers on flavor like no other. Pretty lavender blooms lead to broad, attractive purple-black eggplants on sturdy two-foot plants. Plant in fertile soil, water with compost tea every two weeks and use a row cover to give the plants extra warmth, especially in northern climates. Mulch and keep well watered. Harvest when shiny and smooth, before the luster fades. Deer-resistant. Excellent fried, stuffed, pickled, in ratatouille or East Indian dishes. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 8-15 days
  • Days to maturity: 90
  • Start indoors: 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow ¼” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 18-24"
  • Sow outdoors: Not recommended
  • Produce size: 1-3 lbs. each, but can be harvested much smaller
  • Yield: 3-6 fruits per plant (the more you pick, the more it produces)
  • Mature plant height: 24-30"
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: 1902

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