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'Tango' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Early
 
Description: Early hybrid. Plants bear 7-inch by 2-inch cylindrical white fruit.
Days To Maturity: 60
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Yield: (3.0 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (3.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 03/10/2009 by GardenerHI - An experienced gardener

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

poor germination, low yield, lackluster flavor.
 

Reviewed on 12/12/2005 by MaineMan - An intermediate gardener

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Maine, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The seeds of Tango are very expensive, but in my opinion they are worth it. I grew Tango for the first time in 2005. They were by far the best eggplants I have ever grown, and I plan for them to be my main eggplant in 2006. The high price of the seeds may be the reason why Johnny's Selected Seeds has such a short description of them in their 2005 catalog. "2014 TANGO (F1) 60 days. Much higher yielding than Snowy. Beautiful, avg. 7" x 2" cylindrical white fruit. Outstanding variety. PKT (15 seeds) $9.10" That high price is my reason for only 4 stars in Ease/Reliability. Not only are the plants earlier than most eggplants, they grow faster and much higher and stronger. Ours exceeded 3 feet on sturdy almost tree-like plants that held the many eggplants well off the ground with no need for staking. We grew several other varieties, but Tango won our family taste tests hands down and stood twice as tall as most, and 50% taller than our Millionaires, which also have strong plants. Tango is bred by DeRuiter in Holland and I suspect that hand pollination of the F1 hybrid seeds is responsible for the high price. Like I said, they're expensive, but in my opinion, worth it.
 




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