Botanical Name: Solanum melongena
One of the very best varieties producing dark purple fruit with an outstanding flavour. It is an early and prolific cropper. Grow in a sunny, sheltered position, in rich, well-drained soil, with added fertiliser.
Mr. Fothergill's Packet Seeds Eggplant Black Beauty
Sow 6mm (quarter-inch) deep in seed tray or punnet, in seed raising mix or compost. Keep moist. Transfer to final position 60-75cm (2-2.5ft) apart. Use a short stake in exposed areas. Can be sown direct if required. Suitable for pots.