Ping Tung (Long) Asian Eggplant

75-90 days. These attractive, slender rosy-mauve fruits grow on foot high, disease-resistant plants. Ping Tung is named for its native town in Taiwan. Harvest at 8" to 10", when it is perfect for stir-fries and heavenly in Thai-style red curry. You'll need red curry paste (available at Asian groceries or gourmet markets), a few perfect Ping Tung, a can of coconut milk, boneless chicken and Cilantro to garnish. Don't use a lot of curry paste unless you like it HOT. Serve atop fragrant jasmine rice. (OP.)

One packet of about 30 seeds
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$3.95
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Eggplant has been cultivated in southeastern Asia since time immemorial. A member of the Nightshade family of the species Solanum melongena, it is also commonly known as Aubergine. Tropical, heat-loving Eggplant is best grown as transplants. To speed germination, soak seeds in warm water for one hour before sowing. Sow 8 to 10 weeks before setting out, after all threat of frost has passed and nighttime temperatures are reliably above 55°F. Use lightweight floating row covers to keep them extra warm and cozy if necessary. Eggplant is a heavy feeder and should be grown in organically rich soil. Harvest when the skin is thin and shiny, using a sharp blade. One of the most widely used vegetables in global cuisines, Eggplant is low in fat and carbohydrates. We love it in ratatouille, moussaka and vegetable roasts as well as our 3-Cheese Eggplant Parmesan, Aubergine Lemon Chicken, Eggplants Baked with Gingered Red Pepper Puree and Chico Hot Springs Resort's Vegetable Tower. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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