Thai Long Green
- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Time to maturity: early-midseason
- Shape: slender long tube-shaped, rounded end
- Color: pale jade green
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20
“Thai Long Green” is a slender, elongated jade green eggplant, growing to 10-12”, but may be picked smaller for greater tenderness. This variety has relatively few seeds, and these are clustered at the rounded end of the fruits.
This has been one of the easiest eggplants to grow in my climate, rivaled only by “Pingtung Long” and other long Asian types. Although I love the heirloom Louisiana Long Green, to which Thai Long Green is very similar, I must admit that it has consistently less productivity for me than Thai Long Green. Thai Long Green is one of the earliest fruiting eggplants in my garden, and continues to produce until frost kills the plant.
I love to use the long eggplant types to make a Chinese eggplant dish with spicy brown garlic sauce. I could have peeled the eggplants here, but I liked the contrast of color in Thai Long Green versus Pingtung Long’s purple (picture). If I remember right, there is also a brown garlic sauce mix pouch readily available in the US by Lee Kum Kee…this makes a main dish with ground or chopped meat, but I normally prefer just the eggplants as a side dish.
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