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Organic Black Beauty Eggplant

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organic chioggia beetsSolanum melongena var esculentum
Organic Black Beauty Eggplant (80 days)

Was also know as "Imperial Black Beauty". 

Introduced by Burpee Seed in 1902.

Black Beauty has large, jet-black fruits that are egg-shaped and weigh 1-3 pounds.

Fruits set freely and quickly, so that the entire crop can be gathered before the frost.  The best early market variety. 

Remember to germinate seeds at about 70 degrees in the greenhouse or inside. Transplant when all danger of frost has passed. 

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  CA, FL, TX

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield


1/4" 130-150 70-90 5-13 24-36" 18-24" 50 lb. Full

Solanum melongena

Planting Tips:

A tropical plant, likes warmer temperatures.  Will be slow to develop in cooler temperatures.  Soak seeds overnight to start in greenhouse 2 weeks before last frost.  Transplant out at about 8 weeks or when temperatures are consistently above 65 degrees.  Needs good, fertile soil and adequate moisture.

Seeding Rate:

35,000-40,000 plants/acre,



Egg in a Plant

Here is a deliciuos take on Egg in a Basket, Toad in a Hole or One Eyed Jack.

  • 1 eggplant
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • green onion

Slice eggplant into 1 inch thick segments.

Grill on high heat 3-4 minutes, reduce heat to medium.

Cut a hole in the center.

Crack an egg into the hole and cook until egg is desired consistency, flipping if needed.

Add salt and pepper and garnish with green onion.


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