Black Beauty

145 – Black Beauty

$3.00$12.50

Certified Biodynamic

Bushy plant with 4-6 purplish-black smooth oval fruits, blunt and broad at blossom end, retains color well, yields well in the north if the season is long. Good, purple, eggplant-shaped eggplant.
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
90 from transplant

SOWING
1/4″ deep. Sow approximately 6-8 weeks before last frost in green house. It is best if green house temperatures do not drop below 65 degrees. Heating mats and plastic covering over tables can help keep warmth and moisture in. Transplant outside 2-3 weeks after last frost. In the North East, it is traditional to plant warm weather crops on or after Memorial Day. Eggplant can be transplanted 1-2 weeks earlier if kept under row cover (which may be advisable while plants are small to prevent flea beetle damage).

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Full Sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
Prefers a slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.5-6.8. Spraying with compost tea at transplant is recommended.

PLANT HEIGHT
~
18″

PLANT SPACING
~18-24″ apart

HARDINESS ZONES
Eggplant is a warmer weather crop and will NOT tolerate frost.

HARVEST
Remove fruits when they are 4-6″ long and fruit is still firm.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

 

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 25 seeds, L ~ 100 seeds, XL ~ 375 seeds

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