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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Pollinators: Various insects

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The Top Tomatoes, Peppers and EggplantsThe Top Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants
By dave on August 1, 2015

Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are all in the nightshade family. Let's open the Summer Vegetables Celebration Week with a look at the top varieties of each of these highly popular home garden vegetables.

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Location: My GardensDate: August 23, 2017Fresh From The Garden
By TBGDN
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Location: Houston, Texas, outdoors, full sun; grown in an eBucketDate: 2009-06-16Black Beauty Eggplant on eBucket!
By Gymgirl
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Location: Metro DetroitDate: 2013-06-27
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Location: My PlaceDate: August 13, 2013Fresh From The Garden
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Location: Houston, TexasDate: 2009-07-03Black Beauty Eggplants
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Location: Houston, TexasDate: 2009-06-26Black Beauty Eggplant \"American Gothic\"
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Location: Metro DetroitDate: 2013-07-15
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Location: My Vegetable GardenDate: August 10, 2013Colorful Fruit About 8 Inches In Height
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Location: My PlaceDate: August 13, 2013Small But Preferable For Brazing & Grilling Slices
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Date: 2013-08-16
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-02
By jmorth
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-02
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-07-04
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Posted by Ispahan (Chicago - Zone 6a) on Jul 4, 2012 4:48 PM

I currently have 4 of these plants growing in EarthBoxes. They are currently 5 feet tall and absolutely loaded with developing fruit and blossoms. One plant has at least 10 beautiful fruits developing! this is the lassie eggplant used for parmigiana. I love all types of eggplant, but this is the one my grandfather always grew.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 23, 2012 5:17 PM

The standard for the American type oval eggplant. Productive, but not the best flavored fruit. Quite large, both plant and fruit.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Aug 27, 2014 4:25 PM

I decided to grow Black Beauty this year to compare it to Classic, which I grew last year and this year also. Both produce the standard-looking, deep-purple eggplant fruits one would be used to finding at the supermarket.

I could not taste any difference between the two varieties. They tasted exactly the same to me. I would say Black Beauty is less productive. I picked fewer fruits from those plants.

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