Black Beauty Eggplant is a tender variety of eggplant that tastes great and can be used in a variety of ways. Eggplant likes warm weather, and, if harvested and watered regularly, will produce a lot of fruit. These eggplant make great dishes fried or roasted. You can also try turning them into a baba ganoush as a spread for toast, crackers, or a vegetable plate.
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Space Requirements: 24-36 inches apart
Water Requirements: Keep soil moist throughout the season. Keeping eggplant watered will reduce risk of blossom rot.
Soil Requirements: Well draining and nutrient-rich soil.
Harvesting: Eggplant is ready when the skin is glossy. A dull skin indicates it is over or under ripe.
Storage: If using within a couple of days, eggplant keeps well at room temperature. Otherwise, wrap in a paper towel in a loosely closed bag in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.
Total fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
Sugar: 1.9 g
Protein: 0.8 g
Vitamin A: 22 IU
Vitamin C: 2 mg
Calcium: 7 mg
Iron: 0.2 mg