Pingtung Long Eggplant - Packet

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SKU
DL013831
If you have a patch of sun, in a city or suburb, plan to grow Pintung Long eggplant in a pot or raised bed. The pure and simple nature of this Taiwanese fruit combines ornamental with edible qualities. One of the best Asian eggplants on the market, compact plants are so prolific, giving you plenty of opportunity to make friends with your neighbors.
Plant Information
A native of Ping Tung, Taiwan, this very long, very slender, very unique variety of eggplant can sometimes grow to be an amazing 18 inches long. Its flesh is incredibly sweet and tender and works well in countless recipes, making Ping Tung Long eggplant a must-have vegetable in every home garden and kitchen. Each plant will surprise you with as many as 20 eggplants each, and there's no limit to the fun you can have coming up with creative ways to use them all. When mature, most Ping Tung eggplants will average about 12 inches in length and 2 inches in width and will weigh approximately 1.5 pounds. Once your eggplants have a high gloss and are dark purple in color, they're ready to be picked. To be sure, press gently on the skin; it should remain indented and not spring back. It's best to use your eggplants immediately after picking for the greatest flavor and texture, but they will keep in the fridge for several days and can be frozen if cooked first. It's also important to note that the leaves and flowers of eggplants are harmful if ingested.
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SKUDL013831
Item Package Size
Packet
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 105 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Solanum melongena
How To Grow
Start indoors in most areas; direct sow possible in warmer climates
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/4 inch
Seed Spacing
18-24 inches
Row Spacing
30-36 inches
Space After Thinning
18-24 inches
Days To Germinate
10-20 days
Days To Maturity
65-75
Growth Rate
Medium
Tolerates
Heat
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Certifications
Heirloom
Advantages
Good For Containers, Ornamental, Edible
Item Unit Of Measure
Packet
Ships As
Seed
Ships To Canada
Yes
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