Aubergine – Black Beauty (Organic)

£1.95

The classic open-pollinated aubergine, heavy crops of striking black-skinned fruit on vigourous plants. Black Beauty aubergines competes with its hybrid sister varieties. 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!
Guest description from our friend Liv at Down Farm, Winkleigh
(Approximate seed count – 18)

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Sowing suggestions for Black Beauty aubergine seeds

Sow black beauty seeds indoors in seed trays from late February, or if you have a heat mat from January. Aubergine seeds need steady temperatures of 21C 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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