Heirloom Black Beauty Eggplant Seeds

Heirloom Black Beauty Eggplant Seeds, Solanum melongena
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HEIRLOOM: The all-time favorite eggplant, "Black Beauty" has been the standard for years--the shiny pear-shaped one.

Zones 1 - 10

Plant Information

Home gardeners love "Black Beauty" eggplants since they produce dependably and more quickly than some others. This is the shiny, medium-sized deep purple one that's perfect for all eggplant recipes.

When and Where to Plant: Start seeds indoors or in a hotbed 8-10 weeks before night temperatures warm. For later crop start seeds outdoors in warm and sunny location after weather warms. Cultivate deeply and enrich with vegetable food and organic matter. Firm soil over seed.
Care: Keep soil moist, weed free and feed every 4-6 weeks.
Harvesting: Pick when glossy and dark purple. Skin should not spring back when pressed with thumb.

Associated SKUs
1EGG (Packet: +/- 144 seeds) - Out of stock.
1EGGQP (1/4 Pound)
1EGGLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Eggplant
Botanical Name Solanum melongena
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Seed Spacing 1/2 inch
Row Spacing 36 inches
Space After Thinning 18-24 inches
Days to Germination 10-20
Days to Harvest 70-90
In the Kitchen Baking, Grilling, Pickling, Roasting
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Is It Heirloom? Yes
Ships As Seed
Advantages Containers
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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