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

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Veined

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Santa Clara, California

Danbury, Connecticut

Daytona Beach, Florida

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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.