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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


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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    Anne N.
    United States
    I recommend this product

    Pingtung long eggplant

    My shopping experience was good. I've planted the eggplant seeds and am pleased that the germination rate was good. However, the seedlings are still quite small (I've started them under lights in our basement), so it will be yet another 6 weeks before I can plant them outside in my garden and probably mid-summer before I can comment on the quality of their fruits

    Lynne M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Pingtung Eggplant

    The number of seeds in your packets of Tomatoes, Eggplants and Peppers is ridiculously small. 25 to 30?

    Cheryl A.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Very easy eggplant to grow and harvest

    This is my “go to” eggplant because I don’t have to peel the skin and the flesh stays tender and sweet. Each plant produces many eggplants. They are delicious just cut in half and grilled.

    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.

    Toni S.
    United States


    I bought seeds as a gift.