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Apple Green Eggplant (70 Days)

A good choice for northern areas with cooler, short summers. Apple-green skin and mild-flavored fruits are oval in shape, have a soft texture & cream-colored flesh with edible skin. Harvest at 2-4” An American eggplant variety developed 1964 at the University of NH by legendary plant breeder Elwyn Meader. 

30 seeds



Solanum melongena

Germination: 5-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-90ºF. Cooler soil temperatures increase germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-90ºF soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water-soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-24” apart after the last frost.

How much does a packet plant: 25-30 foot single row  

Harvest: When fruit is shiny and smooth, before losing its luster. Use a sharp instrument to cut the eggplants from the plant. Pick the first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other eggplants on the plant. 

Tips: Plant in fertile soil, amend with compost if needed. It helps to use row cover early in the season, giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.


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    Surprise favorite!

    Yes, it's not flashy, just green, just egg shaped. But WOW! I cooked this with an Asian eggplant (Long Purple). While I still really like the long purple, these were the winner by far, sweeter with a creamy delectably firm texture and tender skin (it doesn't stay green when cooked - maybe if you blanch it, but I haven't tried). Total delish! Productive plants, and early as stated and keeps producing, great for my NE Massachusetts climate.