Imperial Black Beauty Eggplant from 2014 harvest

Imperial Black Beauty Eggplant

Details

  • Solanum melongena
  • Open-Pollinated Heirloom
  • Type: ?
  • Shape: slightly lobed globe eggplant
  • Color: purple-black
  • Maturity: 80-85 days
  • Size: 4-5″ diameter
  • Yield: ?
  • Taste: “rich flavored”
  • Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance:
    • flea beetles don’t seem to like this eggplant as much as other varieties that I grow
    • susceptible to root-knot nematode

Notes:

  • store well
  • heirloom was introduced around 1910

Sources:

Results from My Garden:

 SEASON SOURCE DATES PLANTS SPACING MATURITY YIELD PER PLANT AVG SIZE DISEASE
2010 SoC seed 3/7 > 5/21 > 6/6 1 24″ 97 days 8 7 lbs 14 oz  
2011 SoC seed  2/13 > 3/11 > 5/7 1 24″ 173 days 1 13 oz 13 oz  
2012 SoC seed 4/22 > 6/2 & 5/27 > 6/23 2 shared 24″ 123 days 1 10 oz 10 oz stunted; planted second one (RK?) 
2013 CCN start  4/29 1 20″ 103 days 5 2.9 lbs 9 oz  
2014 CCN start 5/11 1 18″ 77 days 12 6.4 lbs 9 oz RK

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