Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Apple Green'

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
Registered or introduced: 1964

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.

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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.