A tropical plant with prehistoric origins in Asia, eggplant today is a highly diverse crop widely cultivated around the globe. Since eggplant can be lower yielding in cooler climates, Johnny's eggplant trials select for varieties that are early-maturing and high-yielding even in regions with cooler, less settled weather, as well as for superior flavor and appearance. We also identify which varieties are best for field, greenhouse, and container production. We offer open-pollinated, hybrid, heirloom, conventional, and certified-organic eggplant varieties in diverse colors, shapes, and sizes, to satisfy diverse ethnic and specialty markets, with skin colors ranging from dark to light purple, violet, deep pink, green, black, or white; in shapes from elongated-ovoid to cylindrical, long, narrow, pendulous, or spherical. To compare key characteristics, refer to our Eggplant Variety Comparison Chart.