Ping Tung Eggplant

Ping Tung Eggplant Seeds

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Ping Tung Eggplant is an heirloom from Taiwan. There are also seeds marketed as Ping Tung that do not actually fit the definition of an heirloom, as they are bred for disease resistance.

The Fruits are long and purplish, about 2 in diameter and up to a foot and half long. It is more tender and a tad sweeter than many other eggplants.

Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors.

Maturity at 70 - 75 days from transplant.

Germination from seed 10 - 14 days.

Color - Purple

Average Plant Height - 2 - 2.5 ft.

Spacing - 12"-18"

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 11

Fruit Size 2 " Diameter 12-18" Long

Drought Tolerant


Full Sun

Above Average Yields

Some hybridized versions marketed as Ping Tung revert to a white color at times, and occasionally have a bitter taste. Be certain to acquire your seeds from a reputable source as Chinese companies are marketing these seeds in the US and elsewhere that are not true to their labeling.

Ping Tung as well as all eggplant varieties are highly susceptible to Flea Beetles attack particularly early in the season. Aphids also attack these plants and come later in the season. Varieties of Aphids that attack eggplants are generally either a light blue-green or amber.

Harvest Tip

Its flavor and color are actually more desirable when harvested before full maturity. When it approaches its full 10 - 12" length the color darkens and it looses a wee bit of its mild taste. Harvesting early will also encourage new growth

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