Black Beauty eggplant
current status: growing
years grown: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
notes: So far as I can tell Black Beauty is the basic, default sort of eggplant you see at the grocery store. The fruits can get fairly large—eight to ten inches long—but we're told they're tastier when picked somewhat smaller. So far we've gotten only a few fruits per plant, but they were all good-sized, well-formed, and delicious.