Eggplant Black Beauty


Botanical Name: Solanum melongena

One of the very best varieties producing dark purple fruit with an outstanding flavour. It is an early and prolific cropper. Grow in a sunny, sheltered position, in rich, well-drained soil, with added fertiliser.

We hope you enjoy these eggplant seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill’s!

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How To Grow

Sow 6mm (quarter-inch) deep in seed tray or punnet, in seed raising mix or compost. Keep moist. Transfer to final position 60-75cm (2-2.5ft) apart. Use a short stake in exposed areas. Can be sown direct if required. Suitable for pots.

When To Plant

South Island: Jan, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


14 weeks