One of the most attractive two-coloured, Italian egg plants. Selected for earliness. The fruits become 15 cm long and have wonderful lavender-coloured stripes. Requires plenty of warmth and so needs to be cultivated in a greenhouse. Prick out young plants after about 4 weeks, and as soon as the first true leaf appears transplant the plants to large pots of 14 cm. If necessary, later transfer to the ground in an unheated greenhouse. After fructification remove the wilted petals immediately, otherwise the young fruit will perish.