Eggplant, Black Beauty (Solanum melongena) - 200 Seeds

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Black Beauty Eggplant (Solanum melongena) - 200 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow

From 1902, it remains a standard worldwide for large-fruited black eggplant. Over 100 years old, this introduction was an immediate hit because the plants ripened perfect fruits dramatically earlier than other varieties. It became the common market eggplant of today.

Medicinal Properties:
A serving of eggplant can provide at least 5% of a person’s daily requirement of fiber, copper, manganese, B-6, and thiamine. It also contains other vitamins and minerals. In addition, eggplants are a source of phenolic compounds that act as antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that help the body eliminate free radicals — unstable molecules that can damage cells if they accumulate in large amounts. Foods that contain antioxidants may help prevent a range of diseases. Among the antioxidants in eggplants are anthocyanins, including nasunin, lutein, and zeaxanthin.

Growing Instructions:
A Perennial, often grown as an annual. Eggplants can be sown indoors and transplanted outdoors when they are at least 6" tall and the weather has warmed to at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit. To begin, poke a hole .5" deep in each pot or tray that you are using and sow two seeds in each. Lightly cover the seeds and place the pots or trays by a window with full sunlight. Eggplant needs moist soil to thrive, so keep the soil watered. Once you see two sets of leaves sprouting up, thin them out by cutting the weaker of the two down to soil level. After transplanting outdoors, you should water the Black Beauty eggplants every day to keep the soil moist. Since the crops can become heavy, it can be helpful to use a post, pole, or other support. When the globes are glossy, you can harvest them by snipping them off the vine.

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