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Black Beauty Eggplant

Up to 2-lb. Fruits

An heirloom variety, Black Beauty Eggplant bears lots of classically shaped, glossy, purple-black fruits that are delicious grilled, baked, in Asian dishes and stir-fries. The fruits weight up to 2 lbs. each. Black Beauty Eggplant grows well in many areas of the country—and is a top choice for the southeastern United States where it is recommended by many Extension Services, including ones in Florida, Kentucky and Texas. Its gorgeous fruits and purple blooms also make the plant ornamental, making it a good choice for the edible landscape, growing in the sunny flowerbed, or in patio containers and Grow Tubs™. Start eggplant seed indoors about 8-10 weeks before night temperatures are above 55 degrees F. 80 DAYS.

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For each offer ordered, get approx. 30 seeds per packet.

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  • Botanical Name: Solanum melongena 'Black Beauty'; Family: Solanaceae (Nightshade Family)
  • Height: 21 - 30 inches
  • Spacing: 18 inches
  • Depth: Lightly cover seeds. Plant the plants at the same depth as in the pot.
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches.
  • Light Required: full sun
  • Color: dark purple
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Purplish-black oval fruit averages 2 pounds, holds well and retains good color.
  • Days To Maturity: 80
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Germination: 7-14 days
  • Form: Dwarf
  • Soil Requirements: fertile, well-drained, sandy loam; pH 7.0-7.8
  • Seed Count: about 30 seeds per packet
  • Size: 61/2-5 inches
  • Comments: It is the standard , classic type eggplant. Recommended by nine Southern State Extension Services including: Florida, Kentucky and all eight growing regions of Texas! Fruit size is among the largest.

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