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Black Beauty Eggplant

  • Black Beauty Eggplant is a popular variety of eggplant known for its large, glossy, and deep purple-black fruits. Black Beauty Eggplants typically grow to be around 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) long and 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) in diameter, with an oval or pear-like shape. The skin is a deep, glossy purple-black color. The flesh of Black Beauty Eggplant is creamy and mild in flavor, with a slightly sweet and nutty taste. The texture is tender and meaty, making it a popular ingredient in a variety of dishes.


    Days to Maturity: 80

    Seeds per pack: 20

    • Growing requirements: Black Beauty Eggplant requires full sun, well-drained soil, and warm temperatures to grow successfully. It is a warm-season crop that is typically grown in the summer months. Seeds should be sown indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost date in your area, and transplanted outside once the soil has warmed up and all danger of frost has passed.

    • Planting: Black Beauty Eggplants should be planted in a location with good air circulation and plenty of space. Space plants 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart in rows that are 24-36 inches (60-90 cm) apart. Provide support for the plants if necessary.

    • Watering and fertilizing: Black Beauty Eggplants require regular watering and fertilizing to grow successfully. Water deeply once a week or more frequently during hot, dry weather. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.

    • Pest and disease management: Black Beauty Eggplants are susceptible to a variety of pests and diseases, including aphids, flea beetles, and powdery mildew. Use insecticidal soap or other organic pest control methods to manage pests, and keep the plants well-spaced and free of debris to prevent disease.

    • Harvesting: Black Beauty Eggplants are typically ready to harvest 60-80 days after transplanting. The fruits should be harvested when they are fully mature and have a glossy sheen. Use a sharp knife or pruning shears to cut the fruit from the stem.

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