Eggplant: Black Beauty - Seeds & Bulbs
Eggplant is a very international vegetable: unique and tasty eggplant dishes are served in Japan, China, Italy, Russia and other countries. Try dipping sliced eggplant in flour and frying in olive oil (Italy), stir-frying with bean sprouts, peppers, and tomatoes (China), or roasting and combining with olive oil, chopped onions and tomatoes (Russia). Black Beauty produces very attractive, 1 - 3 pound, dark purple fruit. They keep well, and have excellent flavor.
One packet yields 35 plants when started indoors.
Days to Maturity: 80
When to Sow Outside: 3 to 4 weeks after last frost. Soil temperature should be at least 60 degrees and outside temperature should be at least 55 degrees.
When to Sow Inside: 8 - 12 weeks before last frost. Starting inside is recommended.
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: Start indoors.
Row Spacing: 18" apart
Days to Emerge: 10 - 20
Thinning: Thin to 18" apart