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Ping-Tung Long, Hybrid

Solanum melongena


Ping-Tung Long, Hybrid
Seed #119
This is a prolific Taiwan variety that produces 12-16" long, glossy, purple-red fruit with a green calyx. The erect plants are very sturdy, vigorous, and resistant to bacterial wilt and can bear as many as 20 fruits each. This variety is tolerant of heat and moisture.
  • Warm season annual
  • Approx. 120-150 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
  • Maturity: Approx. 75 days
  • Planting season: Late spring/summer
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Cultivation: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Plant in late spring/ summer (when soil temperatures at least 60F) in a very warm and sunny location. Eggplants are heavy feeders so use a balanced fertilizer. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits.
Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Seed
Spacing
Thin
To
Row
Distance
80-90F 1/4-1/2" 2-4" 18-24" 30-36"
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use stir-fried, braised, steamed, deep-fried, baked or boiled. A popular Chinese dish stir-fries eggplant with bean sprouts, peppers and tomatoes.
 
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