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Black Beauty

Organic Eggplant Seed

Product ID: 3761G

New! Classic variety.

Open-pollinated Black Beauty produces glossy, dark-purple - almost black - fruits. Classic bell shape with attractive ribbing. Later, and more shy-yielding, than hybrid varieties, particularly in the North. Pair with Rosa Bianca for a beautiful duo. Bears heavy fruit; staking may be needed to support plants. Great for stuffing and baba ganoush. Green calyx. Avg. 100,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 25 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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500 Seeds

$6.55
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1,000 Seeds

$10.35
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5,000 Seeds

$45.50
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25,000 Seeds

$194.00
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100,000 Seeds

$452.00
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CULTURE: Eggplants require fertile, well-drained soil with a pH range of 6.2–6.8. Sow seed in flats indoors during early spring, or 6–8 weeks prior to planting outdoors. Sow 4 seeds/in., ¼" deep, and maintain soil temperature at 80–90°F (27–32°C) until emergence and 70°F (21°C) thereafter. Seed will not germinate in cool soil. After true leaves form, thin to 2–3" apart in flats or transplant into 2–3" pots or plug trays. To harden plants, reduce water and temperature to about 60°F (16°C) for about a week before planting out. Transplant outdoors late spring or early summer once the weather has thoroughly settled. Eggplants are tender, and cold weather may weaken them. Use row covers for a real boost in performance and insect control. Remove when plants reach the covers or when blossoms first appear. Space transplants 18" apart in rows 30–36" apart, or 2 rows on poly mulch, 18–24" between plants. It is important to be mindful of over-fertility. Too much nitrogen often results in large, bushy plants that produce only one small set of fruit.
STAKING: Eggplants may be pruned and staked to keep the fruits straight.
DISEASE: Practice lengthy crop rotation to avoid Verticillium wilt. A 4–5 year rotation for all Solanaceae crops is recommended.
INSECT PESTS: Fabric row covers are the recommended method of control for flea beetles and Colorado potato beetles (CPB) for newly-set transplants. Once covers are removed, regularly check undersides of leaves and crush any orange egg masses of the CPB.
HARVEST: Clip fruit stem with shears. Pick fruits of desired size regularly to encourage further production.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From transplanting.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 800 plants/1,000 seeds.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ.: 6,500-8,400 (avg. 7,300).
PACKET: 25 seeds.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Solanum melongena
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
65 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
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