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Ping Tung Eggplant

Ping Tung eggplant

Ping Tung eggplant

Ping Tung eggplant

Ping Tung eggplant

The Ping Tung eggplant is a Thai eggplant that is non-stop producer of 12 to 18 inch long by 1 to 2 inch wide fruits with small white flowers. In cooking, the skin is thin so it does not need to be peeled. No pre-salting is needed with this eggplant because it is already sweet. Plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and will need eggplant cages for stability.

Days to maturity

  • 65 days

Sun Exposure

  • full sun

Soil pH

  • 5.1 to 8.5

Hardiness Zones

  • zones 3 to 9

Spacing

  • plants: 18 inches
  • rows: 24 to 36 inches

Moisture

  • 1 inch per week

Sow Indoors

  • 10 weeks before last frost

Transplant Outdoors

  • two to three weeks after last frost
  • once soil is consistently 55 degrees F
  • harden by reducing water and temperature to 60 degrees F for one week before transplanting
  • use row covers for best success, to keep soil warm, and remove once plants blossom

Notes

  • prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • mulch can help eggplants keep warm and boost growth
  • needs stakes and/or eggplant cages
  • clipping fruits encourages more production

Have you ever grown Ping Tung eggplants? Please tell us about your experiences.

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