Ping Tung Long Eggplants pk/20

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SKU EG17-20
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Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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65 days. Solanum melongena. Open Pollinated. The plant produces high yields of 12 to 18" long slender dark lavender eggplants. The white flesh is sweet, tender, and very delicious. Perfect for grilling, frying, stuffing, baking, and pickling. One of the best Oriental eggplants on the market. The skin is so tender you don’t even need to peel it. Best when harvested when 8" long. Also known as Pingtung Eggplant. Plants should be staked for straight fruit. Tolerant to hot and humid weather. Suitable for container gardening. An excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. An heirloom variety from Pingtung, Taiwan. Disease Resistant: BW.

Lot No: 95307

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 96,000

Plant Height: 30 to 48” Tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow



Eggplant
Solanum melongena

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"75 F to 90 F 10 to 15 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"36"18 to 30"60 - 90 days
Eggplant Seed Planting Information:

Eggplants do best in well-drained soil that has been enhanced with compost and manure. They thrive in high heat and high humidity areas. Plant your seeds indoors, 6 to 8 weeks before setting outside. When seedlings are 4" to 6" tall, transplant them into larger pots so roots can grow properly. Grow transplants at 50 F to 70 F.  Spring planting should occur 2 weeks after last frost. Protect the plants from frost and wind. Plants will not set fruit when nighttime temperatures fall below 65 F. Plants can grow 3 ft tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro once a month. Side dress plants with compost and manure.

Harvest Tips:

Cut fruit from plant when they are fully mature and reach full color.


BW - Bacterial Wilt

Scientific Name: Erwinia tracheiphila

Type: Bacterium

Bacterial Wilt is a disease that affects the growth of cantaloupes & melons, cucumbers, eggplants, gourds, pumpkins, squash, and tomatoes. Symptoms include wilting and drying of individual leaves. As the leaves wilt and shrivel, stems may dry out suddenly. Later, wilting spreads to entire branches and vines. Wilting will occur during the middle of the day during periods with high water stress. The vine may recover at night. Eventually, however, the entire vine will wither, collapse, and die. Bacterial wilt is spread from plant to plant through cucumber beetles that feed on cucumbers. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year. Use insecticides like Admire, Platinum, or Sevin in the spring, between April and June, before the cucumber beetles have a chance to lay eggs. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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