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Farm and Feeds > Eggplant > Black Beauty | Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.
The fruits produced on these healthy, compact, open pollinated plants are large and dark purple in colour. An excellent variety for home gardeners or commercial growers as the fruit remains tender and tart for an extended period.
HOW TO GROW
210 seeds/gram Start indoors 10 weeks before the last expected frost. Soak seeds overnight. Germs best at 27 C (80F). After sprouting, grow on at 23C (72F). Harden-off gradually over two weeks. Once the danger of frost has passed, transplant to a sunny, wind sheltered site with a fertile, highly organic, well drained soil. Place the transplants 60cm (24″) apart in rows 90cm (36″) apart.
Propagation: Start Indoors
Days to Emergence: 10
Light: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Sturdy
Height: Tall (> 70 cm)
Frost Tolerance: Killed by Frost
Days to Harvest: 80
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
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