Organic Black Beauty Eggplant, Solanum melongena

Organic Black Beauty Eggplant,  Solanum melongena


Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Plant Height: 5-6"
Seedling Depth: 1/4" 
Plant Spacing: 18-24"

Days to Maturity:

65 days 
Row Spacing:       30-36” or 24” double rows on beds with 4-6’ centers
When to Sow:
Sow seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 85°F. Sow seeds into flats and then plant into cell trays or containers after  leaves appear. Plant outdoors when day temperature is at least 65°F and night time temperatures are above 50°F.  Cover as needed depending on colder temperature and insects.
Eggplants when skin is glossy and thumbprint will not leave an impression; if seeds are brown fruit is over-ripe. Regular harvest increases production of fruit.
Special Features:
Large bell-shape, medium to thick skin, deep purple color, and glossy when mature and 1-3lbs. when mature.  High yielding, no spines, slight ribbing.  Tolerable to heat and dry conditions.  Not frost tolerant.
Approx.  seeds per package.

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