Seeds - Eggplant, Ping Tung Long OG
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Description: Easy-to-grow Asian eggplants are long and slender with tender magenta skin.Productive plants yield up to 20 fruits each and are vigorous and stress-tolerant. Slim fruits average 1-2" wide; plants should be staked for straight fruit. No peeling required! Compact habit · Excellent for containers · 12-14" fruit.
Pack Size: 1/64 ounce
Latin Name: Solanum melongena
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 70 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 45 cm (18 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 5 - 14 days at 21 - 25ºC.
Sowing Indoors: 8 - 10 weeks before planting-out date. Bottom heat improves germination rates and times. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Planting Depth: 1/4". Cover lightly.
Spacing: Minimum 8" container per plant. In the garden, space 10 - 12" apart.
Planting Out: Often grown in containers in northern gardens - plant out/set outdoors starting in mid-June. Requires heat!
Fertilizing (Containers): Plant in a quality, organic based potting mix with good drainage. Fertilize regularly with an organic plant food. Jobes organic spikes are easy and effective!
Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Monitor every day or two during very hot weather.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed recently amended with compost. Application of Kelp is beneficial.
Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water mature plants weekly during hot weather.
Notes: Eggplant attracts the same type of pests as its close relatives - peppers, tomatoes and potatoes - therefore, avoid planting them in close proximity.
Harvesting: Pick when fruits stop rapidly growing and still have a glossy texture. Over-ripened fruit will be soft and have hard seeds.
Suitability for Indoors: Not well suited for indoors - may be grown as a specialized crop.
What about Grow Lights? Grow lights are required to grow this crop indoors.