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'Apple Green' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Midseason
 
Description: Early, open-pollinated. 6-inch by 4 1/2-inch light apple-green fruit. Also known as 'Applegreen'.
Days To Maturity: 70
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2014

 
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Overall: (3.5 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.5 Stars)Taste
Yield: (2.5 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (3.5 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 01/30/2010 by loki - An experienced gardener

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Cache, Utah, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Sounded great but in actuality this was a very disappointing variety. Developed by Edwin Meader in NH, so i thought it would be great in a Short season area with cool nights. It did not do well - very low productivity and rather late (for an early variety).
 

Reviewed on 01/30/2007 by hidebeetle - An intermediate gardener

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Multnomah, Oregon, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Very hardy healthy plants in our short wet cold season. Heavy fruit set. Taste and texture are favorites even for those who don't usually like eggplant. The major drawback is fruit size; a heavy production of Applegreen is only as much fruit as a medium production of a Chinese type. They do keep growing slowly to softball size and will stay completely sweet, so if your season is longer you can let them get bigger.
 

Reviewed on 11/24/2006 by Digit - An experienced gardener

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Spokane, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The plants stayed healthy throughout season. This is a small variety - very early. The area has short seasons and cool nights so an early variety is a requirement. The fruit is on the small side also but mild and generally excellent.
 

Reviewed on 09/13/2004 by Catskills - An experienced gardener

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Ulster, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This was an experiment as we don't have great luck with eggplants or peppers in our mountain valley. Every seed came up. Every seedling survived. Every single transplant thrived. We put 2 plants out and got about 4-5 tasty green eggplants early. But these plants did go down with the cold wet weather and didn't yield any more. We'll try them again next summer.
 




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