Eggplant, Ping Tung
These lavender, long-fruited Asian eggplants originate from Pingtung, Taiwan. They grow on very vigorous and disease-resistant plants. I love to pick them young at about 4 inches long for their tender fruits that shine in Asian soups or grilled and eaten skin and all!
Eggplant: Eggplants are a fantastic garden staple, with varieties from all over the world! Eggplants love our warmer summer and thrive when its hot.
Growing Tips: Eggplants like fertile, well drained soil so don’t skimp on the compost before it comes time to plant. Give eggplants a good 18 inches of space between them as the plants can get quit large. Eggplants also benefit from staking to help them support the large fruits they will make later in the season.