The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Solanum melongena. Classic dark purple to black fruits are large with meaty flesh, great for any eggplant dish or the grill. Bushy plants produce multiple fruits. Farm favorite for productivity and taste!  A beautiful vegetable with lovely, lavender blossoms pretty enough to grow in the flower garden. 'Black Beauty' has set the standard since 1902 for large, high-quality fruit. Outstanding when harvested at their peak, the skin is tender, so no need to peel it. A widely used international food; there are countless recipes from Italy to China to Russia and beyond.
|Container Friendly||Staking Required||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
When to Plant Your Seedling
|Full Sun||70-95 F||Well drained. Sandy – earlier planting; Medium texture - highest yields||Regular but moderate watering|
|Plant Spacing||Plant Size||Days to Maturity|
|12-24"||35"||80 days from seed or 75-90 days after transplant|
Common Diseases and Pests
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