Early, heavy-yields of 3” oval-shaped, granny smith apple colored fruits caught our attention in 2019 eggplant trials. Then the thin tender skin, which doesn’t require peeling and the smooth, firm flesh officially sealed the deal. Here was our champion. Apple Green Eggplant has been a standout at farmers markets and specialty grocery stores since it’s development back in 1964 by plant breeder Elwyn Meader of the University of New Hampshire Experiment Station.
Days to Maturity: 80
Latin name: Solanum melongena
Life cycle for Seed Saving: Annual
Start Apple Green Eggplant indoors mid-March through early May. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 85°. Seed depth: ¼”. Maintain temp around 70° for healthy growth. Plant spacing: 12-18”. Row spacing: 18-36”. Harden off before transplanting. Plant in full sun.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!