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Applegreen

Applegreen Eggplant OG

(74 days) Open-pollinated. Developed in 1964 for short-season areas by legendary University of New Hampshire plant breeder Elwyn Meader. Chinese Red (Solanum integrifolium) is in the parentage. This rounded 6x4½" light apple-green eggplant is fairly early and productive, though was slow to ripen in the wet 2013 season. Fruits average 8 oz. Our tasters rated it the “sweetest green variety” and noted its nice texture and good flesh-skin ratio. Non-bitter, tender and flavorful mild white flesh.
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3680A: 0.2g for $1.80  
3680B: 0.4g for $3.50  
3680C: 1g for $7.00  
3680D: 4g for $16.00  
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Eggplant

Solanum melongena

Days to maturity are from date of transplanting, not seeding.
0.2 gram packet ~48 seeds, 0.4 gram packet ~96 seeds.

Culture: Despite some help from a changing climate, growing eggplant remains a challenge in the north. We recommend raised beds, row covers and plastic or IRT mulch. Our selections are the most reliable producers we’ve found, yet some seasons even our skilled trialers get only sparse production of ripe fruits some seasons.

Minimum germination temperature is 60°, optimal range 75–90°, optimal temperature 85°. Some varieties require fluctuating day and night temperatures. Emergence is 13 days at 68°, 8 days at 77° and only 5 days at 86°. Only 21% normal seedlings at 68°, compared to 60% normal at 86°.

Disease: V = Verticillium

Pest: Colorado Potato Beetle
Cultural controls: rotation, control solanaceous weeds such as horse nettle, rapid flaming, suction devices, hand-picking if pressure is low, mulch before adults arrive.
Materials: Spinosad
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