What are the pros? Keeps on Giving!
What are the cons? Eggplants are finicky
The review asked for a dislike, so my only complaint has to do with all eggplant. They're finicky, picky little princesses. That must be why some have fairytale-type names. They want to be pampered, coddled... You might as well be massaging the roots while you're keeping them warm during cold snaps.
I cultivate between four and nine types of eggplant per year to get a wide array of colors and shapes. Ping Tung is, by far, the most prolific I've found. There are larger and heavier varieties, but those don't grow well in short or erratic seasons. I like Rosa Bianca for softball-size steaks, but I'll get between two to four fruit per plant before the first frost arrives. Ping Tung will give me ten to twenty. They're also the most likely to set fruit in temperatures over 100 degrees.
Ping Tung are probably the least princesslike of all heirloom eggplants I've ever grown. They're like... princess lite. Or Eggplant, Warrior Princess.
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