Growing eggplants will provide more than just productive vegetables during the heat of the summer; These Aubergines, known as the King of Vegetables, also make an attractive addition to garden borders and flowerbeds.
The Ping Tung Eggplant is a vigorous grower that does well in the Southwest, slowing down only when temperatures reach triple digits.
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Gardeners looking for an eggplant that makes a fashion statement should try Listada de Gandia. This Spanish heirloom produces 7-inch-long egg-shaped fruit, striped a striking royal purple and white.