Black Beauty grows three to four very attractive purplish-black fruits on each plant that weigh one to three pounds. With its excellent flavor, there are many reasons to include this beautiful plant in your garden. It is a very international vegetable. Many unique and delicious recipes using it come from countries such as Japan, China, Italy, and Russia. Try dipping it in flour and sautéing in olive oil (Italian recipe), stir-frying it with bean sprouts, peppers, and tomatoes (Chinese recipe), or roasting it and combining with olive oil, chopped onions, and tomatoes (Russian relish recipe). The beautiful lavender flowers on the plants before developing into fruit are an added visual bonus in the vegetable garden. This packet plants 35 plants (after thinning).