Overview of Black Beauty Eggplant
Black in colour, the spongy and absorbent fruit is used in a variety of dishes. Although it is commonly used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition. The eggplant, a member of the genus Solanum, is related to the tomato, the chilli pepper, and the potato, although those come from the New World, while the eggplant comes from the Old World. You can eat the skin and seeds of the potato, just like the tomato, but it is typically eaten cooked.
Features/More to Love:
- It is nutritionally low in macronutrient and micronutrient content
- The capability of the fruit to absorb oils and flavours into its flesh through cooking
- Raw eggplant contains water, carbohydrates, protein, and has negligible fat
- It also provides you with low amounts of essential nutrients that you need
Benefits of Black Beauty Eggplant
How to sow and care for Black Beauty Eggplant
Seeds of eggplant, or aubergine, can be grown very quickly. The seeds should be sown in October, November, or December, or late in January or February. Germination occurs at a temperature of 20°C. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep in small pots or cell packs. Place the seedlings on a refrigerator or heat mat in a warm location, cover them loosely with plastic or a seedling bag to retain moisture. Make sure the soil is moist. If there is condensation inside the dome or bag, this means the seedlings are moist. You should mist the seeds lightly to prevent them from falling. The seeds will sprout without additional heat, but the process will take longer. Seeds will germinate faster if they are heated.
It generally takes two weeks for aubergine seeds to germinate. As soon as your seeds have germinated, place your pot flat in a bright window or under lights. During the next eight to ten weeks, you need to keep your eggplant seeds moist. When the plants are 3-4 inches tall, plant them into 9-inch pots. Transplant outdoor plants to a sheltered spot in the sun. The pH levels should be between 6.5 and 6, and N, P, K, and magnesium indices should be between 3 and 3.5. In 80 days, the harvest will take place. You can grow some awesome-looking aubergines easily.
Note: This information is intended as a guide only, since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Aubergine Seeds, Eggplant Seeds
- Season: Any
- USDA Zones: 5-12
- Days to Harvest: 80 Days.
- Height: 24-36 inches
- Soil Type: Loam
- Temperature: 20 Degree Celcius
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids
- Order: Solanales
- Family: Solanaceae
- Genus: Solanum
- Species: S. melongena
- Recipes: grilled, stuffed, roasted, served in soups
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