Pingtung Long Eggplant
- Slender fruits grow up to 12 inches
- Fruits have dark lavender skin
- Disease resistant plants
- 65-75 days from transplant
- ±8,000 seeds/oz
This versatile variety matures earlier than most and is a perfect choice to use in an appetizer or side dish. A beautiful eggplant from Pingtung, Taiwan, with slender fruits that grow up to 12" long with shiny, dark-lavender skin. Produces very well, even in very hot weather. Hardy, vigorous, and disease-resistant plants. 65-75 days from transplant. ±8,000 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Pingtung Long Eggplant
Start Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost
Germination: 14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors once danger of frost has passed and soil is warm. Using landscape fabric or black plastic can accelerate growth and productivity in cooler climates.
Ratings & Reviews
Have a hard time growing eggplant up here in coastal Zone 7A. But these Bad Boys are still producing a lot of no-seed fruit August 22nd! The Bees love them and they haven't minded the high humidity we get, not to mention how wet this summer has been. Just put it in my wish list for next year. My new "go to" eggplant variety!
This is a disgusting eggplant and in the north its very hard to grow, not reccomended
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Excellent eggplant variety
by Lake Superior gardener
We've grown these the last couple of years and they're great! Productive and tasty. Larger than standard ichiban eggplant. Highly recommended.
Great for Small Gardens and Never Bitter
Highly recommended for small gardens and small batch cooking. My raised bed is 8' X 4', so I could grow the Pingtung and still have room for other veggies. Unlike some eggplant, they are not bitter, so they don't require salting and rinsing before cooking. Perfect for a stir fry or saute.