Talong Purple Long #1 eggplant is one of the most popular grown eggplants in the Philippines. The fruit grows 6-8 inches long and has purple color skin with a green calyx. It is tolerant to bacterial wilt and Phomopsis rot.
Cultivation: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8
weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until
emergence (80-90°F minimum). 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. Transplant in late spring/ summer (soil temperatures at least
above 75°F) 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 fruit.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.