Ping Tung Long ,Eggplant seeds -Asian Vegetable
- Eggplant seeds - Ping Tung Long - 12-18 fruit ,Don't need to be peeled
- Organic Non-GMO,The Plant can bear as many as 20 fruits each
- Use stir-fried, braised, steamed, deep-fried, baked or boiled. A popular Chinese dish stir-fries eggplant with bean sprouts, peppers and tomatoes.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 25 seeds in packet.
- Maturity: Approx. 75 days
- Planting season: Late spring/summer
ASIAN EGGPLANT - Ping Tung Long
Asian eggplants are milder and have a more delicate taste than Western varieties. The slender fruits vary in color from white with lavender streaks to a glossy purple-black. They need no peeling. The skins are thin and tender, adding a slight texture and sweet flavor to the flesh. In Japan, eggplants are often used in tempura, baked and served with a dipping sauce made of ginger and soy sauce, braised or pickled. They are more typically braised or fried in China, while in India, they are usually stuffed with meat and spices and baked. The mild flavor and porous flesh make them a perfect ingredient in a Thai curry dish, as they absorb the neighboring flavors. This is definitely a summer vegetable, unable to withstand cool weather.
Easy-to-grow Asian eggplants are long and slender with tender magenta skin. This variety can yield up to 20 fruits per plant and are vigorous and stress-tolerant. Slim fruits average 1-2â wide; plants should be staked for straight fruit. Very tender skin does not need to be peeled. Productive â¢ 12-18â fruit. (Solanum melongena)
This is a prolific Taiwan variety that produces 12-18" 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
Maturity: Approx. 75 days
Planting season: Late spring/summer
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 60Â°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 fruits.