Orient Express Eggplant produces an 8" to 10" inch long by 1.5" to 2.5" inch diameter, slender, glossy deep purple (almost black) tapering fruit that has a mild, delicate flavor ideal for roasting, stews and baked dishes. This high-yielding, early maturing F1 hybrid tolerates temperature extremes and heat stress. Purple calyx. 60 days. Packet: 25 seeds.