HEIRLOOM Hooray! A classic Italian bell, brilliantly adapted for short seasons!
Grilled, eggplant parmesan, ratatouille: all summer long we lift glistening 1 to 3-pound fruits and swoop into the kitchen. Her satin-smooth skin is a deep, rich purple with a medium thickness ideal for grilling as well as baba ganoush. At her peak delectability, Organic Black Beauty Eggplant becomes glossy. With healthy transplants, ample heat and abundant water, expect 8 to 12 gorgeous fruits per plant.
|25 Seeds||$3.95||In stock|
|50 Seeds||$6.80||In stock|
|100 Seeds||$12.80||In stock|
Planting Method: Transplant Only
When to sow: Sow indoors, 6-8 weeks before final frost
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch Days to Germination: 7-14 at 80°F (26°C)
Sowing and seedling care: We recommend sowing in soil blocks and on heat mats. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings. Increase pot size as they grow. Eggplants are heavy feeders, so nourish them with nutrient-dense soil as well as fish and kelp emulsion for an abundant harvest.
When to transplant: Harden off and transplant after final frost. Continue fertilizing throughout the season and use row cover to boost performance; remove when they flower.
Transplant Spacing: 18 inches Sun Needs: Full
Days to Harvest: 65
Height: 2-3 feet