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Black Beauty Eggplant Plant

  • - Spacing: 20 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 80
  • - Our most popular eggplant
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Black Beauty Eggplant Plant
Plant Features

Black Beauty Eggplant produces glossy, purple-black, tasty, 4-6-inch fruits that can weigh up to 2 pounds each. Each plant can yield up to 15 fruits! They are delicious breaded, fried, grilled, baked, in Asian dishes and stir-fries. Black Beauty handles the heat well and is a top choice for southern gardens. It is an heirloom variety that dates to the early 1900s.

Our Black Beauty Eggplant Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Companion Plants:

  • Beans: Fixes nitrogen in the soil
  • Marigolds: Repel nematodes
  • Peppers: Similar growing requirements
  • Thyme: Improves flavor and deters pests

Planting Instructions:

  • Can be transplanted when soil temperatures reach 60°F

Soil Preparation:

  • Ideal soil pH: 5.5-6.8
  • Add compost and ensure soil is well-draining

Watering Specifics:

  • Water deeply and consistently
  • Mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds

Pruning and Training:

  • Pinch off suckers and lower leaves to improve air circulation
  • Stake or cage plants for support


  • Self-pollinating, but bees can increase yield

Pest Management:

  • Watch for flea beetles, aphids, and spider mites
  • Use row covers early in the season

Harvesting Indicators:

  • Harvest when fruits are firm and glossy
  • Cut fruit with scissors or pruning shears, leaving a short stem attached


  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a week


  • Use a balanced fertilizer at planting
  • Side-dress with nitrogen-rich fertilizer when fruits start to form
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 8+ hours
Watering Needs Water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry
Soil Properties Loose, Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer Every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When the fruits reach the desired size
Production Time Multiply Pickings
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Green
Features Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden
Plant Used for Food Production
Plant Type Heirloom

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Top Reviews

Amazing Eggplant!!

Beautiful healthy plants. Growjoy always delivers

From Deborah | July 06, 2023

Plants Arrived in Great shape

All my plants arrived in great the ground waiting for Mother Nature's help!

From Michael | May 02, 2023


Received order today and the plants are healthy and the packaging extremely well done! I am so impressed!

From Carol | April 26, 2023


Plants came fast and look healthy.

From latosha | October 02, 2022

Very good

Good product fast delivery

From Dylan | September 25, 2022

Beautiful eggplant!

Doing well in our hot southern clime. Plant is setting fruits-can’t wait for eggplant parm

From Kathryn | July 13, 2022

Happy shopper

Eggplant parm here I come!

From anonymous | June 15, 2022

Always Accurate

I have used Grow Joy for several years. Every order is accurate and handled with TLC. Their packaging protects each plant and they arrive in perfect condition.

From Steve | June 03, 2022

Black Beauty Egg Plants

I want to express my thanks to you for the excellent care you put into shipping my plants. I have been ordering vegetable plants online for about 25 years and through mail order before that for 40 years and this is the first time my plants arrived in pristine condition and well packed. I was also surprised at the growth of the plants something I have never seen before in my orders. Again, thank for a job well done.

From Raymond | May 12, 2022

Black Beauty Eggplant

Plant arrived in excellent shape, had two flower buds on the small plant, planted in the misty rain. Plant is doing exceptionally well

From anonymous | April 01, 2022

Globe Eggplant

Arrived in good condition. Doing well in the garden.

From Deborah | July 29, 2019

Vegetable plants

Please with the Service. Two plants were almost dead on arrival. GrowJoy replaced them at no cost in clouding shipping. Very pleased with prompt response and courtesy.

From Taher | July 02, 2019

Fast growers

Came late but fast growing and very green starters

From Patrick | June 09, 2019


So far our eggplants are going gangbusters. Very pleased.

From Edward | May 31, 2019

Black Beauty - Eggplant

I was VERY impressed with the quality of the plants and packaging. They were healthier than any that I say in stores and the pricing was actually .10 less per plant. I will use them for ALL of my future plants.

From Rhonda | May 04, 2019

Black Beauty Eggplant

The plant was in great shape and is doing well in my garden

From Daniel | September 05, 2018

Excellent experience

I didn’t think they could safely package and ship live plants - mission accomplished!

From glenn | June 03, 2018

happy eggplant

the main reason i shopped here and not locally, was the price. the price was cheaper than my local store and they didn't charge for shipping. this plant and the other 4 that i purchased arrived in perfect condition, they are all doing well in my garden.

From anonymous | June 01, 2018

Black Beauties

The plants arrived strong and healthy exactly as I expected.

From anonymous | June 01, 2018

Black Beauty Eggplant

Gorgeous plant - bring on the fried Eggplant. 

From Tracey | May 12, 2017

Great plant.

Arrived quickly and well packaged. They were larger than I thought they'd be to start. I planted them immediately and before you know it there were noticeable signs of growth. I'm very happy with the purchase.

From Noel | May 21, 2016

Great Company

All my Eggplant plants always come healthy and ready to plant. Packaging is great.

From Karen | May 19, 2016

great product

I ordered this Black Beauty Eggplant last year and loved it. Will never buy locally again

From Patricia | May 06, 2016

Black Beauty Eggplant

I'm very happy with the purchase. The plant arrived promptly, it was well packaged and in healthy very good condition. I will purchase again.

From Michael | April 21, 2016

Awesome Eggplants

This is my second order of your Eggplants. The first is doing so awesome I ordered two more.

From Patricia | May 15, 2015

satisfied w/Black Beauty

Very much satisfied with the Eggplant plant health, delivery speed and packaging.

From Saira | May 26, 2014

NIce size Eggplant plant arrived

placed in my vegetable bed and it Black Beauty has doubled in size already.

From Holly | May 18, 2014

Best Eggplant I have planted

I planted the Black Beauty Eggplant in 2011 and I had enormous amounts of produce and this year I got the same plant, it's doing fantastic. Every plant I got from GrowJoy is thriving so far, excellent service and quality of plants.

From Reema | May 02, 2013

Very Pleased

Healthy Looking Black Beauty Eggplant Plants...very pleased.

From Tammy | April 08, 2013

Black Beauty Eggplant Plant

I ordered about 10 veg plants, all did excellent,we had pretty bad infestation of Japanese beetles but the plants survived and the produce was the best ever. I will order it again.

From Reema | October 04, 2012

Eggplant growing strong

Love your Black Beauty Eggplant plants. Looking forward to next year.

From Ruben | June 26, 2012