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Eggplant Black Beauty

Eggplant Black Beauty

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You will get 300mg seeds of Eggplant Black Beauty for planting.

Eggplant Black Beauty is an heirloom variety of eggplant that has been grown since the late 1800s. It is a favorite among home gardeners for its large, glossy black fruits and sweet flavor. This variety produces fruits up to 12 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. The flesh is tender and creamy when cooked, making it ideal for roasting, grilling, and baking.

Growing Eggplant Black Beauty from seed is easy and rewarding. Here’s what you need to know:

• Planting Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep in well-draining soil.
• Soil Requirements: Eggplants prefer a rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0.
• Light Requirements: Eggplants require full sun for at least 8 hours per day.
• Latin Name: Solanum melongena var. esculentum
• Plant Spacing: Space plants 18-24 inches apart in rows 24-36 inches apart.
• Water Requirements: Water deeply once per week during dry spells, but avoid overwatering or waterlogging the soil.
• Fertilizer Requirements: Feed plants with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks throughout the growing season.
• Harvesting: Fruits are ready to harvest when they reach their full size and color (usually about 8-10 inches long). Cut fruits from the plant with scissors or a sharp knife, leaving a portion of the stem attached to each fruit.
• Pests & Diseases: Eggplants can be susceptible to pests such as aphids, flea beetles, and tomato hornworms as well as diseases such as blossom end rot and verticillium wilt. Monitor plants regularly for signs of infestation or disease and take action if necessary.

Eggplant Black Beauty is an easy-to-grow variety that produces large, flavorful fruits perfect for roasting, grilling, and baking. With proper care and maintenance, this heirloom variety can provide delicious harvests year after year!

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