Eggplant – Ping Tung Long


Long, dark purple heirloom eggplants have glossy dark purple skin that is thin and tender and a mildly sweet flavour. Ideal for cooking quickly in a stir fry, A silky texture with few seeds.  Produces an early, prolific crop. Harvest when young, at 6-8” in length.

Price is for seed packets. 0.2g +/-34 seeds per packet. Plants are available at store.

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Botanical name
Solanum melongena ‘Ping Tung Long’


1 per square foot.

Plant seeds 6 mm (¼”) deep. Do not pack down soil to make it easier for sprouts to reach the light.

Hottest and sunniest spot in your garden. pH around 6-6.5.

Seeds will sprout in 5-10 days.

Eggplants can get aphids, which you can wash off with a strong jet of water. We have not seen any pests on our eggplants. Very disease resistant.

Plant seeds indoors in early March to plant transplants in the garden in late May.

In our short growing season, eggplants need to be started indoors in early spring. You can purchase seedlings at a garden centre, or start seeds yourself for transplanting. Once your eggplant is in the ground, cover the ground with dark river stones to trap the sun’s heat and keep the roots warm when the temperature drops at night. Eggplant can benefit from regular sprays with kelp fertilizer while they are setting fruit.

65 days

Warm, annual

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