Eggplant Chinese Ping-Tung - Asian Vegetable
This is a prolific Taiwan variety that produces 12-16" long glossy purple-red fruit with green calyx. The erect plants are very sturdy, vigorous and resistant to bacterial wilt and can bear as many as 20 fruits each. This variety is tolerant of heat and moisture.
Culture: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Plant in late spring/ summer (when soil temperatures at least 60°F) in a very warm and sunny location. Eggplants are heavy feeders so use a balanced fertilizer. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits.