Aswad Eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a heirloom strain that originates from Iraq. Plants produce large, purple to dark black bell-shaped fruits that are modestly pleated. Fruits can weigh larger than Black Beauty.
Eggplant is a perennial plant that is grown as an annual in most of the Northern Hemisphere. Plants produce fruits in 100 days when seeded in ideal soil and climate conditions.