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'Black Shine' Eggplant
Sub-Category: Early
Description: Hybrid. Early season Japanese type eggplant. 18 to 24 inches plants produce many slender purple-black glossy tender skinned mild flavored fruit with a purple calyx that are over 8 inches long and 7 to 8 ounces. For greenhouse and garden/field growing. About 65 to 70 days to maturity.
Days To Maturity: 65-70
Seed Sources: Nichols Garden Nursery - updated in 2014
Twilley Seed - updated in 2014
Kitazawa Seed Company - updated in 2014

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Reviewed on 08/22/2014 by farmerdill - An experienced gardener

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Richmond, Georgia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

An excellent early maturing Japanese type hybrid. Earlier even tha Orient Express. It also tends to fade later in the season, but very prolific for two - three sets. Excellent flavor. Best substitute I have found for Ichiban.

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