80 days from transplanting. A beautiful vegetable with lovely lavender blossoms, Black Beauty is pretty enough to grow in the flower garden. Homegrown eggplant is far superior to store bought. Outstanding when harvested at their succulent peak, the skin is tender, so no need to peel it. A widely used international food; there are countless recipes from Italy to China to Russia and beyond.
This packet yields approximately 25 plants when started indoors.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost and when soil temperatures are warm and when outside nighttime temperatures are at least
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost. Transplant seedlings outside 1 to 2 weeks after last frost.
Harvesting: All eggplant varieties should be harvested when fruit is shiny and before skin turns dull. Continual harvest will encourage more production. Harvest at about 6″ long. Cut woody stem with pruners. If seeds inside are dark, fruit is past its prime but still edible.