Eggplant, Black Beauty
Although eggplants can be grown as perennials in tropical climates, it's usually easier to grow them as an annual. Such a fun, easy, plant to grow. One plant will easily feed a family of four for a period long enough to eventually get tired of eating eggplants. Not a bad problem to have!
This Italian black beauty variety is a gardener’s favorite for its deep purple skin and large fruits. Enjoy the lovely lavender blossoms before your fruit starts to set. A perfect plant to harvest as-you-need.
Days to Maturity: 60-75 days
Plant size: 24”-36” tall
Plant spacing: 30”-36” apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Loves full sun, warm, fertile, well-draining soil that is high in organic matter and needs consistent deep watering- especially in hot climates.
Harvesting: If you are not sure if your eggplant is ready to be picked, it's better to harvest young rather than when they are overly mature with dull skin and a bitter taste. Clip fruit stem with shears – be careful of the spikes on the fruit stems. Frequent harvesting will encourage more production and the largest fruit.
Culinary: Italian eggplants are delicate and sweeter than their larger cousins and their plump, round size makes them ideal for stuffing, roasting, and broiling. They also make a delicious meat substitute.
Nutrients: Eggplants are high in fiber and low in calories. How nice!
Companion planting: Plant near beans, peppers, basil, lettuce, peas, spinach, okra, sunflowers, thyme, oregano, dill, catnip, radish, potato, and tomato.
Locally sourced seed
** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.