Black Bell is a hybrid eggplant that is similar to Black Beauty Eggplant - the heirloom.
Black Bell was bred for better disease resistance and as an added benefit it produces slightly earlier. It's appearance, taste and texture is also very similar - although not 100% identical to its cousin Black Beauty.
It is resistant to Tobacco mosaic virus and Tomato Mosaic Virus, which are fairly common issues with all nightshade plants, which includes eggplants as well as tomatoes and peppers.
Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors.
Maturity at 58- 72 days from transplant.
Germination from seed 10 - 14 days.
Color - Black / Purple
Average Plant Height - 3 to 4 feet tall
Spacing - 24-36"
Spread - 12-16"
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 11
Fruit Size Up to 8 inches long
Above Average Yields - * Stake the plant early in the season to support the full weight
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