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Pingtung Long Eggplant (Heirloom, 66 Days)

Asian Heirloom. An open-pollinated oriental eggplant variety, imported from Taiwan. Fruits are elongated and slender, averaging 10” long and 1 1/2” to 2” across with a lovely, lavender-purple colored skin and white interior flesh. Bred to be resistant to many diseases, as well as tolerant to wet and hot conditions. A good yielder with fruit weighing about 1/2 lb. each.

30 seeds

PLANTING

Solanum melongena

Germination: 5-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-90ºF. Cooler soil temperatures increase germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-90ºF soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-24” apart after last frost.

How much does a packet plant: 25-30 foot single row  

Harvest: When fruit is shiny and smooth, before losing its luster. Use a sharp instrument to cut the eggplants from the plant. Pick the first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other eggplants on the plant. 

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amend with composted if needed. It helps to use row cover early in the season, giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.

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DW
06/02/2019
Diana W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Difficult after transplant

These little plants germinated quickly and thrived while in the greenhouse. But after I transplanted into the garden, they quickly were attacked by bugs...neem oil didn't seem to help. Organic 10-10-10 didn't help. I grow organically, so my options are limited. They are very stunted and seem vulnerable. I wish I had gotten a hybrid with some disease resistance. I'll give them another week, and then I'll pull them if they don't perk up. The adjacent tomatoes *both hybrid and heirloom* are doing great, so I'll be rethinking using eggplant heirlooms.

TS
01/25/2018
Toni S.
United States

Pingtung

I bought seeds as a gift.

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01/19/2018
Ward

Versatile and tasty eggplant!

The plants survived a horrific flea beetle attack just as the flowers started opening and after a few days of soapy water and tlc came back to produce many lovely small eggplant. These are free of the bitterness that some eggplant have. They are wonderful grilled.

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11/25/2016
George

Beautiful Plant

I grew these in our community garden high tunnel . Beautiful fruits. Easy to grow. No diseases.