An early-maturing northern variety bearing sweet, oblong fruits. It was introduced in 1902. Plants set 3-4 fruits each of up to 1 1/2 kilos each. Best picked smaller though for more production and better taste. Start indoors 8 weeks before last frost for a head start and better production. Eggplant plants have lovely pale purple flowers and make a very pretty addition to the edible landscape. Full sun, 74 days, Heirloom 50 seeds.