Aubergine – Black Beauty

£6.99

Easy to grow and deliciously tasty
Home grown aubergines are an absolute delight. Easy to grow and delicious in flavour, finding these black jewels in your garden at harvest time is always a real treat.

ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY IN SPRING 2020

Number of plants: 5

Variety: Black Beauty (organic*)

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. Find out more about growing aubergines in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Try cooking these in or over hot charcoal and then drizzling with a mediterranean inspired drizzle. Yummy.

Can be delivered from: late April to July. Available to pre-order now. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-20cm.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Aubergines are best grown in good fertile soil, with a healthy dose of sunshine, ideally in a greenhouse, conservatory or polytunnel.

Can be grown in....

Pots or grow bags work brilliantly.

How far apart?

About 50cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

Our tips below should help you get the best fruits from your aubergine plants.


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Give them support

When you plant your aubergines, pop in a bamboo cane for support and tie the plant on loosely at the stem.

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Pinch off excess flowers

When it flowers, it’s a good idea to pinch off flowers to just leave 5 or 6 – this gives the fruits a better chance of growing to a good size.

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Pinch out growing tips

Once the plant reaches 40cm height, pinch out the growing tips. This will create a more compact, bushy plant.

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Watering and feeding them

Keep aubergines well watered, especially when the fruits start to develop and give them a good feed fortnightly – try our liquid feed.

Storage Tips

You should harvest aubergines as you want to eat them – they will store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.

Ways to cook

Aubergines are really versatile, they are great for the BBQ, delicious in tomato sauces and cooked down in a veggie lasagne, and you can make some really tasty dips with them too.

When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through into July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.