Organic Ping Tung Long Eggplant
HEIRLOOM Earlier and often more abundant than classic Italian bells, we adore these slender, flavorful eggplant abounding on stunning purple-stemmed plants. We love Organic Ping Tung Long Eggplant whole or halved on the grill as well as broiled in the oven, dipped in a fresh peanut sauce and sprinkled with cilantro! Pickled eggplant is delicious as well and young Ping Tung Long are the perfect size and firmness to tuck in quart jars.
At Fruition, we sow eggplant in soil blocks indoors 2 months before final frost, early April for us here in Zone 5, germinating them on heat mats with ease. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings.
Eggplants are heavy feeders, so nourish them with nutrient-dense soil as well as fish and kelp emulsion for an abundant harvest.
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