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Black Beauty Eggplant

Suitable for container growing

Black Beauty Eggplant

Suitable for container growing

  • Heirloom variety
  • Glossy, purple-black fruits up to 2 lbs.
  • Great choice for southern growers
  • Lovely in the edible landscape
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$3.99
Product Description

This heirloom variety yields glossy, purple-black oval fruits weighing up to 2 pounds. Black Beauty is a good choice for southern growers and is even recommended by several southern state extension services including Florida, Kentucky and all eight growing regions of Texas! Fruits hold well and retain good color. Try them in Asian dishes, stir fries, baked or even grilled. Black Beauty does well in container gardens, and with its attractive fruits and purple blossoms, it's also pretty added to the edible landscape. 80 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Solanum melongena 'Black Beauty'
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 21 - 30 inches
  • Spacing: 18 inches
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches.
  • Germination: 7 - 14 Days
  • Days to Maturity: 80 Days
  • Fruit: Purplish-black oval fruit averages 2 pounds, holds well and retains good color.
  • Soil Preference: Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Form: Vegetable, Eggplant
  • Seed Count: about 30 seeds per packet
  • Size: 30 Seed Pkt
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Sweet Potatoes Potatoes Tomatoes & Peppers
1A-4A 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
4B 5/15/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/22/23 - 6/2/23
5A 5/8/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
5B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/15/23 - 6/2/23
6A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/9/23 5/8/23 - 6/2/23
7A 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/23/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
7B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 6/9/23 4/17/23 - 6/2/23
8A 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/16/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
8B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
9A & B 4/17/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
10A & B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/9/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 6/5/2023 5/29/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Tender Annuals Fruit Trees Onion Plants
1A-4A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 4/3/23 - 5/5/23
4B 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 5/5/23
5A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
5B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/20/23 - 5/5/23
6A 4/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 5/5/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 5/5/23
7A 4/13/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/13/23 - 5/5/23
7B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/5/23
8A & B 4/3/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/23/23 - 5/5/23
9A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
10A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 1/2/23 - 5/5/23
Last Order Date 5/29/2023 1A-6B: 5/29/2023
7A-7B: 5/19/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
5/1/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Bareroot Roses All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
1A-4A 4/10/23 - 5/26/23 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 5/1/23 - 5/19/23
4B 4/10/23 - 5/26/23 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 4/17/23 - 5/19/23
5A 3/27/23 - 5/26/23 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 5/19/23
5B 3/13/23 - 5/26/23 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 5/19/23
6A 2/27/23 - 5/26/23 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/6/23 - 5/19/23
6B 2/27/23 - 5/26/23 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 2/27/23 - 5/19/23
7A 2/20/23 - 5/26/23 2/23/23 - 6/2/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
7B 2/20/23 - 5/26/23 2/21/23 - 6/3/23 2/20/23 - 5/19/23
8A 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/26/23 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/13/23 - 4/28/23
9A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
10A & B 1/16/23 - 5/26/23 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/6/23 - 4/28/23
Last Order Date 5/22/2023 1A-7B: 5/29/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
1A-7B: 5/15/2023
8A-10B: 4/24/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs Select Citrus
1A-3B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 4/17/23 - 10/27/23
4A & B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23 4/3/23 - 10/27/23
5A 4/10/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
5B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/27/23 - 10/27/23
6A 3/13/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
6B 2/27/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7A 2/23/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
7B 2/20/23 - 6/2/23 3/13/23 - 10/27/23
8A 2/16/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
8B 2/13/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
9A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
10A & B 2/6/23 - 5/12/23 2/27/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 5/29/2023
8A-10B: 5/8/2023
10/23/2023

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
1A - 2A 5/8/23 - 10/27/23 5/8/23 - 10/27/23
2B - 3B 4/24/23 - 10/27/23 4/24/23 - 10/27/23
4A - 6A 4/10/23 - 10/27/23 4/10/23 - 10/27/23
6B - 7A 4/3/23 -10/27/23 4/3/23 -10/27/23
7B - 8B 3/6/23 - 10/27/23 3/6/23 - 10/27/23
9A - 10B 2/20/23 - 10/27/23 2/20/23 - 10/27/23
Last Order Date 10/23/2023 10/23/2023

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
5A - 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Vegetable Plants & Starts Seeds Hardgoods, Foods & Supplies
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
5A - 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Select Perennials, Hibiscus & Iris Trees & Shrubs Select Strawberries
1A - 3B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
4A - 4B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
5A - 5B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
6A - 6B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
7A - 7B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
8A - 8B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
9A - 10B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A-6B: 11/7/22
Zones 7A-10B: 11/21/22
All Grow Zones:
10/24/2022
All Grow Zones:
10/03/2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Houseplants
2A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
3A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
4A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
5A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
6A & B 4/11/22 - 10/21/22
7A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
8A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
9A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
10A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
11A & B 3/14/22 - 11/4/22
Last Order Date Zones 2A-6B: 10/17/22
Zones 7A-11B: 10/31/22

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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