Black Beauty Eggplant Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet yields approximately 40 plants when started indoors.
5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
A beautiful vegetable with lovely, lavender blossoms pretty enough to grow in the flower garden. 'Black Beauty' has set the standard since 1902 for large, high-quality fruit. Outstanding when harvested at their peak, the skin is tender, so no need to peel it. A widely used international food; there are countless recipes from Italy to China to Russia and beyond.
$2.49 500 mg (~80 seeds)

Botanical Name: Solanum melongena

Days to Maturity: 80 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Asia

Hardiness: Perennial in tropical climates; grown as annual in climates other than those that are frost-free and very warm; very frost sensitive.

Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall and wide

Variety Information: 5"–6 ½" oblong, 1–3 lb. fruit with smooth, glossy purplish-black skin, off-white to tan interior. In the late 1800s, the 'Black Pekin' Chinese eggplant was crossed with 'Large Early Purple', creating 'Imperial Black Beauty', also known as 'Black Beauty', the largest eggplant grown today.

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 70°F, ideally 80°–90°F, and when outside night air temperature is above 60°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors 1 to 2 weeks after last frost, when soil temperature is at least 60°F, and outside night air temperature is above 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 10–20 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Row Spacing: 36"

Thinning: Start indoors; plant 18" apart outside

Harvesting: 'Black Beauty' should be harvested when the fruit is 5"–6 ½" long and the skin is still shiny. If you are in doubt about maturity level, note that it's better to harvest eggplants a little young rather than wait until they are overly mature with dull skin, eventually possibly turning a golden color, with a lot of seeds, and bitter taste. To harvest, cut the stem with pruners. Frequent harvesting will encourage more production and the largest fruit.

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Black Beauty Eggplant Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Beautiful and Delicious!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 10, 2021
We will definitely grow these again. They produced well and the eggplants were delicious. I'll be more careful about heat and sunshine next year. A few of ours were in hot places and dropped all of their flowers. When we moved them to a shadier (less hot) place, they did wonderfully. We grew them in pots and they did very well. Highly recommend!
Grace W. from CO


5 out of 5 stars Nov 13, 2021
I will always grow Black Beauty eggplants from now on! Germination was 100%, the seedlings grew beautifully and the eggplants were excellent: large, heavy and delicious. A keeper!
Sharon from WI

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