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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Apple Green'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Apple Green
Additional cultivar information: (aka Applegreen)
Hybridized by Elwyn Meader; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1964

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral berrygirl On Feb 27, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Developed by the late Professor Elwyn Meader in 1964. Productive, upright 2-3' plants. Oval fruits are 5" in diameter with pale-green skin and mild, white flesh. Non-acidic flavor, no need to peel. Does well even in cool and wet conditions. 62-70 days from transplant.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 16, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Extra early, apple green med-sized non acid fruits, no need to peel, productive upright plants, sets fruits under adverse Northern conditions.) 65 day.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Worth, Texas



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