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Solanum melongena 'Black Beauty'

 

Aubergine 'Black Beauty'

Aubergines, or eggplants, are plants grown for their dark purple, glossy, teardrop shaped edible fruits. The plants need warmth to do well, so in cool climates grow them in a greenhouse. In warmer climates they can be grown outdoors. They should be treated as tomatoes except that they require misting every day when flowers start. 'Black Beauty' produces large, very dark purple, pear-shaped fruits,

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plant Features
  • Aubergine Black Beauty likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Aubergine Black Beauty likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Aubergine Black Beauty is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Aubergine Black Beauty likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Aubergine 'Black Beauty'

Latin name

Solanum melongena 'Black Beauty'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Aubergine Black Beauty likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Aubergine Black Beauty is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Aubergine Black Beauty likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Aubergine Black Beauty likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Aubergine Black Beauty is 0.60meters x 1.20meters 0.60 M 1.20 M

Solanum melongena 'Black Beauty'

Aubergines, or eggplants, are plants grown for their dark purple, glossy, teardrop shaped edible fruits. The plants need warmth to do well, so in cool climates grow them in a greenhouse. In warmer climates they can be grown outdoors. They should be treated as tomatoes except that they require misting every day when flowers start. 'Black Beauty' produces large, very dark purple, pear-shaped fruits,


Propagating by seed

From Early Winter TO Mid Winter

Aubergines can be grown outdoors in warm climates, but for cooler climates sow in a propagator, or heated (preferably) greenhouse. Sow seeds individually in pots of compost in early to mid Winter

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

In cool climates, plant the pot-grown seeds into a 9" pot when the pots are full of root, in a greenhouse. In warm climates, plant outdoors when the soil is warm, planting 2' apart, in a sunny sheltered position. (The soil can be warmed, prior to planting, by covering with a cloche)

 
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