Botanical Interests Organic Eggplant Black Beauty Seeds
Black Beauty grows three to four very attractive purplish-black fruits on each plant that weigh one to three pounds. With its excellent flavor, there are many reasons to include this beautiful plant in your garden. It is a very international vegetable. Many unique and delicious recipes using it come from countries such as Japan, China, Italy, and Russia. Try dipping it in flour and sautéing in olive oil (Italian recipe), stir-frying it with bean sprouts, peppers, and tomatoes (Chinese recipe), or roasting it and combining with olive oil, chopped onions, and tomatoes (Russian relish recipe). The beautiful lavender flowers on the plants before developing into fruit are an added visual bonus in the vegetable garden. This packet plants 35 plants (after thinning).
When to plant outside: Spring, after average last frost an d when soil temperatures are at least 55 degrees F. Outdoor temperatures should be at least 55 degrees at night. Some gardeners plant eggplant when "the oak leaves are fully developed". The early season use of black plastic as mulch is highly recommended to increase the soil temperature, but make sure it is taken off later in the season.
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8-12 weeks before the average last frost. To germinate quickly, seed requires VERY warm soil temperatures, between 80 and 90 degrees F. Either use a heating cable or cover the seed tray with a plastic bag to contain warmth. Transplant seedlings outside 1 to 2 weeks after last frost.
Contents: Solanum - melongena
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.