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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Pingtung Long'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Pingtung Long

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Gabrielle On Jan 25, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I got this because I like to experiment with different plants, but I prefer a fatter eggplant. The flavor was okay, though.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 25, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Developed by Known-You Seed and named after its town of origin in Taiwan, this slender violet-purple eggplant becomes at least 12 inches long and has an excellent mild flavor and tender white flesh. (65 day)

Positive dsrtgdn On Jan 24, 2003, dsrtgdn from Lancaster, CA wrote:

Productive, smooth/mild flavored vegie. Doesn't need peeling. Of a width that is easy for fried eggplant medallions. Plant is beautiful with flowers and fruits. Did well in my hot dry climate.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Santa Clara, California
Danbury, Connecticut
Daytona Beach, Florida
Los Alamos, New Mexico

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