The classic open-pollinated aubergine, heavy crops of striking black-skinned fruit on vigorous plants. Black Beauty is as good as its hybrid sister varieties!
Approximate seed count - 18
Only Available in the UK
In the right conditions (light, greenhouse/polytunnel) they fruit abundantly and the plants grow tall and strong. The aubergines themselves are all shapes, sizes and shades of purple which prove popular at markets or in the kitchen! They fruit early to mid season with aubergines from July - September. This is our favourite variety to grow, and most importantly the fruit tastes fab!
When to sow: Jan – March
Spacing: 75 x 50cm
Aubergine tips: Sow indoors in seed trays from late February, or if you have a heat mat from January. Seeds need steady temperatures of 21°C to germinate effectively, and they like a high light intensity. Once plants have a few true leaves they can be moved on to larger pots (10cm). They can be planted out at their final spacing in April or May, preferably in a polytunnel or greenhouse. Remove growing point of main stem to encourage fruits setting on the sides.
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