Ping Tung Long

149 – Ping Tung Long

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Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Prolific and early bearer of long thin purple fruits up to 12 inches in length. Named for its native town of Ping Tung, Taiwan. Skin is more tender than most eggplants. Try this fried with red peppers and garlic!
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
65-75 from transplant

SOWING
1/4″ deep. Sow approximately 6-8 weeks before last frost in green house. It is best if green house temperatures do not drop below 65 degrees. Heating mats and plastic covering over tables can help keep warmth and moisture in. Transplant outside 2-3 weeks after last frost. In the North East, it is traditional to plant warm weather crops on or after Memorial Day. Eggplant can be transplanted 1-2 weeks earlier if kept under row cover (which may be advisable while plants are small to prevent flea beetle damage).

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Full Sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
Prefers a slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.5-6.8. Spraying with compost tea at transplant is recommended.

PLANT HEIGHT
12-18″

PLANT SPACING
~14-18″ apart

HARDINESS ZONES
Eggplant is a warmer weather crop and will NOT tolerate frost.

HARVEST
Remove fruits when they are 6-12″ long and fruit is still firm. Skin will be more tender than other varieties.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

This variety is great halved, sliced, and sauteed with red peppers and garlic. Serve over a bed of rice or on its own!

 

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 25 seeds, L ~ 100 seeds, XL ~ 375 seeds

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