Eggplant – Pingtung Long

Eggplant – Pingtung Long

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

 

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