One of the most delicious eggplants we have tasted! Roast them, grill them, bake them. And aren't they attractive with their chevron marking and purple stems? Start Violetta early indoors and you will have good harvests in zones 4, 5 and 6. If you are in zone 3 you might give them a try. We are in zone 4b and the plants did very well in 2014.