Sow spring through summer direct where they are to grow, or if using seed raising trays or Peat pellets; transfer to final position when large enough to handle.
Water regularly and once fruit set, feed with a high potash liquid fertiliser. Plants may require staking. Mist the foliage regularly with tepid water to discourage red spider mite and to help flower set.
Black Beauty, Long Purple.
Cut each fruit from when they've grown about 15cm long and the skin surface is still shiny.