What are the pros? Easy to grow, tall but compact
What are the cons? Nothing to dislike
I have to admit that I chose this variety based on its drought tolerance. We had a very dry summer here in PA in 2016, so drought tolerance was a priority. We've always had to work hard for our Black Beauty eggplants: protect the baby plants from hungry varmints, frequent watering, battling the continuous flea beetle assaults, and all for a few measly fruits. Aswad was a fabulous discovery for us. The seedlings were robust, there was no sign of transplant shock, and they grew and grew and grew! The plants eventually measured just under 6 feet tall, but didn't get overly wide. Our eggplant crop was more than plentiful, and no matter what size we used for dinner, they were delicious. As an added bonus, it was fun to slice them, see the creamy white, seedless interior, then watch as the few seeds inside turned light brown right in front of your eyes. Eggplant magic! We had literally dozens of fruits on only 5 plants. BTW, it rained a lot this past year and Aswad did not mind a bit.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?