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Black Beauty Eggplant
Black Beauty Eggplant
Black Beauty Eggplant
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Black Beauty

80 days — 'Black Beauty' is the classic, garden standard for eggplants and commonly seen at farmer's markets and on produce stands.  The broad, lustrous, dark purplish-black egg-shaped fruits range between four to six inches in diameter and are borne well off of the ground on medium sized plants.

Introduced in the 1902 W. Atlee Burpee Seed Annual, it was described as, "During the twenty-six years in which we have been continuously engaged in the seed business this is the first distinct New Egg Plant of any real importance that has been introduced — and BURPEE'S "BLACK BEAUTY" is a novelty of most remarkable merit. It is valuable alike to the private planter and the extensive grower for market."  Each packet contains 0.25 gram, which is approximately 25 seeds.
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This pains me, but...
I usually have nothing but rave reviews for your seeds, but in an attempt to be honest and complete, I will include this one. Perfect germ, ridiculously hardy plants: survived and returned from the dead after several mishaps (so potential is certainly there), but this was the only crop in my garden the bugs ate; and ate, and ate. I couldn't get ahead of them. I got no eggplant fruits, sadly. Might have potential as a decoy crop?
Reviewed by: David Emigh from NW PA. on 12/1/2013
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I can't keep up with these!!! Taste can't be beat!!!!
Reviewed by: Kimberly S. from New Hampshire. on 9/5/2013
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