5997 - Tsakoniki Eggplant. 60-65 Days. Solanum melongena. The Tsakoniki Eggplant is a unique and distinctive variety with purple and white streaks. This oblong eggplant possesses a shape that falls somewhere between Italian and Japanese eggplant types. What sets Tsakoniki apart is its rich history and cultural significance. It hails from the town of Leonidio, where an annual festival is dedicated to celebrating this remarkable vegetable. Tsakoniki eggplant is renowned for its delicate, sweet flavor and tender skin.