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Black King Eggplants pk/20
Black King Eggplants EG73-20
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Black King Eggplants pk/20

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SKU EG73-20
$3.75 $3.50
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Planting Instructions
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58 days. Solanum melongena. (F1) Plant produces good yields of large 7" long oval shaped brilliant jet black eggplants. Very flavorful and has superior firm texture. Great roasted, grilled, or added to stirfry. Also perfect eggplant for making Eggplant Parmesan. A good variety for open field and greenhouse production. Does well in hot regions. Excellent choice for home gardens, greenhouses, market growers, and open field production. A variety developed in Japan.

Lot No: 4183

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 96,000

Plant Height: 30 to 48” Tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow

Solanum melongena

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"75 F to 90 F 10 to 15 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"36"18 to 30"60 - 90 days
Eggplant Seed Planting Information:

Eggplants do best in well-drained soil that has been enhanced with compost and manure. They thrive in high heat and high humidity areas. Plant your seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before setting outside. When seedlings are 4" to 6" tall, transplant them into larger pots so roots can grow properly. Grow transplants at 50 F to 70 F.  Spring planting should occur 2 weeks after last frost. Protect the plants from frost and wind. Plants will not set fruit when nighttime temperatures fall below 65 F. Plants can grow 3 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro once a month. Side dress plants with compost and manure.

Harvest Tips:

Cut fruit from plant when they are fully mature and reach full color.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

by on January 27, 2019

Grew 2 of the Black King Eggplants inside a greenhouse in northwest Iowa. It gets very hot here in the summer and inside the greenhouse would easily reach over 110 degrees. I grew them in grow bags with miracle grow raised bed soil and they produced very well. The plants grew like crazy, handled the heat and produced a lot of really nice fruit from early in the season till October when I cleaned out the greenhouse for the winter. I've never had luck growing eggplant in the garden and was amazed how well these did a a greenhouse. Can't say enough good things about this variety of eggplant!

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