Black Beauty Eggplant - Packet

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An unfussy, delicious eggplant for grilling, roasting, or layering with tomatoes and Mozzarella for Eggplant Parmesan, Black Beauty continues to set the standard. Traditional squat fruit with deep purple black skin, it has earned its reputation as one of America’s favorite eggplants since the mid-1800’, due to its reliable nature.
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Experience the awesomeness of growing your own eggplant rather than buying it in a store. We think you'll find your own far superior, especially if they're Black Beauties! Introduced in 1902, Black Beauty is the most popular standard. It's easy to grow, but it does love lots of sun and warmth, so start seeds indoors and consider continuing them in containers inside if you live in a colder climate. The pretty plants will reach 2-3 feet in height and will gift you with loads of lovely lavender flowers first, then gradually give way to stunning, shiny purple eggplants that are as fun to look at as they are to eat. Each oval masterpiece will measure about 6-7 inches in length and weigh in at a hefty 1-3 pounds. Once your eggplants have a high gloss and are dark purple in color, they're ready to be picked. To be sure, press gently on the skin; it should remain indented and not spring back. It's best to use your eggplants immediately after picking for the greatest flavor and texture, but they will keep in the fridge for several days and can be frozen if cooked first. It's also important to note that the leaves and flowers of eggplants are harmful if ingested.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.02 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 160 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Solanum melongena
How To Grow
Start indoors in most areas; direct sow possible in warmer climates
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/4 inch
Seed Spacing
1/2 inch (seeds); 2-3 feet (transplants)
Row Spacing
3-4 feet
Space After Thinning
18-24 inches
Days To Germinate
10-20 days
Days To Maturity
Growth Rate
Seed Life Cycle
Container Planting
Additional Information
Landreth's Original, Introduced in 1900
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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