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'Ukrainian Beauty' Eggplant
Sub-Category: Midseason
Description: Mid-season eggplant. Plants bear large, blocky, dark-purple fruit with a slight green cast.
Days To Maturity: 75
Seed Sources: Underwood Gardens - updated in 2011

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Yield: (3.0 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (5.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
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Reviewed on 04/26/2008 by starflakes - An experienced gardener

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Roberts, South Dakota, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I raised this last year in the first time trying eggplant. It was a horrid year when melons and cukes did not produce, but I did raise a few of these which I kept for seed. They produce a gazillion seeds when ripe and I had very good germination in soil and sprouting in a paper towel of near 100% akin to beans sprouting. They do very well, transplant with ease in seed cells. I used black plastic last year, but will try just soil alone this year. The plants were about 24 inches, pretty, flowers are lovely and the fruits hold very well. I plan on eating them when glossy as is suggested this year. They did impress me enough though to try them as a seed saver and my experience is the seeds of this variety are very easy to save and sprout.

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