65 days maturity after transplanting. Solanum melongena ’Black Shine’. Black Shine Eggplant Seeds. Non-GMO, warm-season, annual, hybrid. This Japanese hybrid eggplant has long fruit with black skin and a purple calyx. The shiny fruits have tender, sweet, high-quality flesh and grow over 8 inches long, weighing over 8 oz. This extra early prolific producer is recommended for greenhouse, container, and open field growing. Black Shine is similar to the Millionaire variety, but the fruit is heavier and denser. ~ 6,250 seeds per oz.