Black King Eggplant Seeds
Black King Eggplants EG73-20
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Black King Eggplant Seeds

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SKU EG73-10
$4.00 $3.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: Japan Japan
Planting Instructions
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58 days. Solanum melongena. (F1) Black King Eggplant. This early maturing plant produces good yields of large 7" long oval-shaped brilliant jet black eggplants. Very flavorful and has a superior firm texture. Great roasted, grilled, or added to a stir-fry. Also perfect eggplant for making Eggplant Parmesan. A good variety for open field and greenhouse production. Does well in hot regions. Heat Tolerant. An excellent choice for home gardens, greenhouses, market growers, and open field production. A variety developed in Japan.

Lot No: 441

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 06/24

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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