This egg-shaped Italian beauty has 5-7 in. fruits, purple with irregular white stripes. An heirloom from about 1850 France, this unique eggplant is pleasing to both the eye and the palate. Seedlings of ‘Listada de Gandia’ are not as vigorous as our other varieties, but mature plants are drought-tolerant. Sets fruit well under high heat, though not as well in cold summers. Thin skin does not need to be peeled for cooking. 75 days Family: solanaceae (nightshade).