Black Beauty Eggplant
Black Beauty Eggplant

Black Beauty Eggplant

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Black Beauty
Solanum melongena var esculentum

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.
Finally got fruit!
It took me three years to figure these plants out. Year 1: Started indoors same time as peppers and transplanted directly into soil once temps were appropriate ... but only got green plants; no flowers; no fruit. Year 2: Figured they needed more heat (my peppers do better in pots than in the ground where we are) so I planted them similarly; flowered but no fruit. Year 3: Planted in pots, added drip irrigation, and mulched with straw. I placed them in a VERY sunny and HOT area of the garden and they did amazing!!! Lots of fruit. They kept on producing, though the second round of fruits was smaller. Amazing grilled, as eggplant parm, and baba ganoush.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from White Salmon, WA (The GORGE). on 1/27/2018
5/5
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?
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from NW PA. on 12/1/2013
4/5
Awesome Producer
I can't keep up with these!!! Taste can't be beat!!!!
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Reviewed by:  from New Hampshire. on 9/5/2013
5/5
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