Eggplant seeds, Ping Tung Long Eggplant, solanum melongena, Organic, Heirloom, 25 Seeds
Name: Ping Tung Long Eggplant
Scientific Name: Solanum Melongena
A lovely Eggplant variety from Taiwan that is perfect for hot climates wet or dry where other eggplants may complain. Producing up to 20 eggplant per plant, these 18-24” fruit are tender and sweet, requiring no peeling. Perfect for grilling or frying they take to any dish the find themselves in and lack much of the bitterness than many Italian varieties have. More compact so suitable for pot growing.
Origination: Ping Tung, Taiwan
Recommended Uses: Culinary
Height: 18-24” tall 24-36” wide
Hardiness: zones: warm season annual
Flower Color: aubergine
Maturity: 70 days
Start indoors 6-10 weeks before last frost date. Sow seeds 1/4” deep in soilless starter mix in cells keeping moist and between 75-85 degrees until germination in 14-21 days. Transplant to 4” when two sets of true leaves are present and plants are safe to work with. Plant in full sun location in rich well-draining soil 1-2 weeks after last frost date as cold weather slows initial growth significantly. Space plants 24” apart with 24” between rows. Staking required for straight fruit
Sal Calo (verified owner) –
P Buchanan (verified owner) –
I hate eggplant. If this will grow for me it sounds like it could change my mind. Raised beds are prepared…still too cold to plant.
William H. (verified owner) –
Proficient and delicious!