70 days. Open polinated.
What a great eggplant for northern gardeners! Applegreen is round, pale green, and very delicious. The fruits are 6"x4" and mild with non-bitter flesh. Produces early and abundantly on a modest sized plant. Developed by the late Dr. Elwyn Meador at the University of New Hampshire for northern gardeners, but also does very well in warmer climates. Keeps producing until frost if kept picked.
Germinated at 96% on 12/31/12
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Soil:||Adaptable. Eggplants appreciate a quality nitrogen source like alfalfa meal.|
|Propagation / Germination:||Start seeds indoors 6 to 7 weeks before last frost. Keep soil lightly moist, not wet. 85 degrees is ideal, but any where from 75 to 90 degrees will work okay.|
|Sun:||Full sun. Eggplants love heat.|
|Water:||Water weekly if necessary. Do not mulch until soil has warmed thoroughly.|
|Pests and Diseases:||Flea beetles and Colorado potato bugs can harm early plantings. We wait until weather is very warm and summery before planting out so plants will grow fast and outgrow the flea beetles. Hand pick potato bugs.|
We have a 4 plant minimum order size for shipping purposes.
Plants start shipping March 25. Check our store listing for more information. We have been farming organically since we started farming in 1996.
Seeds ship immediately.
We produce all of our own seed, unlike most seed sellers. We never purchase bulk seeds and repackage them. You can be sure that you are getting top quality, healthy, and vigorous seeds from us, and that they were produced by us on our small farm in healthy soil.
We are licensed by the State of Missouri Department of Agriculture to sell plants (license #1931) and seed (license #149045) produced by us. We exceed the Federal minimum germination standards and post our germination test results with each variety so you know what you are getting.