Harvesting Eggplant Seeds
Eggplant is usually self-pollinated, but may also be cross-pollinated by insects. If you’re concerned about cross-pollination grow only one type a year. Harvest the seed by cutting open it lengthwise, scoop out the pulp, and place in a bowl of water. Work it with your fingers until the viable seeds settle to the bottom of the bowl. Drain off the remaining seeds and pulp, rinse the good seeds, and lay them out to dry on paper towels or screens. Seeds are harvested ANNUALLY.
As beautiful as it is delicious – the Black Beauty (also sometimes referred to as “Imperial Black Beauty”) is the classic heirloom type that has set the standard for over a century. Black beauty will typically yield 4 – 6 fruits per plant. Plant Black Beauty seeds indoors or out for a bountiful harvest.
Maturity: 75 days