ORGANIC Eggplant, Black Beauty

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After years of trialing eggplant varieties, we fell in love with this ageless heirloom. We love its production, consistent size of eggplant and ability to create huge canopies that shade out weeds.

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Description

Eggplant – Black Beauty
Solanum melongena

After years of trialing eggplant varieties, we fell in love with this ageless heirloom. We love its production, consistent size of eggplant and ability to create huge canopies that shade out weeds.  During the 2017-2018 season, we produced seed for this garden stable on our organic farm and are now excited to offer regionally adapted black beauty seeds.


Suggested Planting Requirements:
    Soil should be fertile, well-drained and rich in organic matter, with a pH of 5.8 to 6.8.  Eggplant also needs a lot of calcium, so add lime to the soil before you plant.  Southern California growers should be careful of over-liming an area.  Plant eggplants in a warm area sheltered from winds.

Growing Recommendations: Transplant to the garden when all danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature has reached 60°F. Eggplants can be fairly drought tolerant but do well in optimal moisture levels.

Harvesting & Storage: Fruits can be harvested anytime after half of the mature size, but don’t wait too long, over-ripe fruit is tough and bitter. Eggplants do not store well and should be used soon after harvest.

Soil Temperature: 75-90°F
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Days to Germination: 10-20+
Height at Maturity: 2′-3′
Days to Maturity: 80-90+
Lighting Requirements: Full Sun
Spacing: 1′-2′

Package weight: .5 gram

Additional information

Weight 0.10 g
Dimensions 5.00 × 0.10 × 3.00 in
Weight

Packet, Ounce

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