A very early maturing eggplant that has often been the very first to produce mature fruits on our farm. Produces long slender fruits streaked with lavender and purple. Tsaloniki has exceptional flavor with a hint of sweetness and a pleasing texture. It lacks the bitterness of some other varieties. This variety hales from Leonidio Greece where they have an annual Tsaloniki festival to celebrate this culinary treasure and it has been given an “Appellation of Origin” designation.