Eggplant 'Black Beauty' Seeds

Over 100 years old, this 1902 introduction remains a worldwide standard for large-fruited purplish-black eggplants.

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Over 100 years old, this 1902 introduction remains a worldwide standard for large-fruited purplish-black eggplants. It was an immediate hit because the plants ripened perfect fruits dramatically earlier than other varieties, and became the common market eggplant of today. Originally from Asia, eggplant is a staple of Indian and Asian cuisines. It’s excellent in a variety of dishes, grilled, baked, roasted, pickled, mashed, dried, breaded or fried. Each plant produces 4-6 large fruits or more if kept harvested and well watered.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Solanum melongena var. esculentum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color Violet/Lavender
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid-Spring
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Suitable for growing in containers
Soil pH Requirements 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic), 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
Days to Harvest 70-80
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25