This refers to the large pear shaped eggplants (approximately 20cm in length) that are deep purple/black in colour. Regular eggplant can be hydroponically or field grown. Hydroponic eggplants generally have glossier skin with plump unmarked flesh, though some people prefer field grown eggplants as they think they have more flavour. Regular eggplant is a versatile all purpose eggplant.
All year round.