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Solanum melongena ssp. esculentum 'Black Beauty'

Black Beauty Eggplant

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Solanum melongena ssp. esculentum 'Black Beauty'
Principal Common Name Black Beauty Eggplant
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description Half hardy perennial grown as an annual in warm season. Rich, deep purplish black fruits remain tender but can grow large. At maturity, fruits are broad and blunt at blossom end. Matures in 73 days after planting.
General Comments
Origin
Nativity Asia, Africa
Height Range 2 - 3 FT
Spread Range 2 - 3 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31 : 32 : 33 : 34 : 35 : 36 : 37 : 38 : 39 : 40 : 41 : 42 : 43 : 44 : 45
USDA Zones 1 : 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Dark Green : Purple
Leaf Texture Hairy : Matte : Medium : Pointed : Round
Form Edible : Shrub
Flower Color Violet
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Seasonal - summer water
Outstanding Features Edible : Fruit

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