Re: [gardeners] Green Eggplant (was: In the garden)

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 09 Nov 1998 08:57:16 -0700

At 09:54 AM 11/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
>George writes:
>>...[snip]... The Louisiana Long Green eggplant has set new fruit and I
>>hope it stays warm enough for them to get some size on them. 
>Ever since I left Louisiana I have been looking for seeds for green eggplant.
>I have found the usual purple in many shapes, also white, pink, etc. but
no green.  
>Is green eggplant a Louisiana only phenomenon?  Are seeds available?
>I should introduce myself since this is my first message on this list. I have
>been gardening (first vegetables, then herbs, then other perennials, then
>bushes and trees ... its hard to stop once you start) for more than 20 years.
>I started out gardening in Baton Rouge, then upstate NY, then Indiana, and
now I'm 
>in NE Pa.  
>We had our first hard freezes last week -- finally doing in the peppers,
>eggplant, cosmos, salvia, etc.  Spent the weekend cleaning up the vege
garden --
>only the swiss chard and brussel sprouts still going strong.  At this time
of year
>we empty the compost bins onto the vege garden before refilling them with
the leaves
>falling from our trees and blowing into the yard from the neighbors.  I
hate hauling 
>compost, but I love what it does to the garden.
>Peggy Sullivan, pickling the last of the jalepenos, in NE Pa. Zone 5 
Welcome aboard.  It sounds like you're about where I am, but my brussels
sprouts are not looking good, the chard, beets and cardoon tied for
blanching are.  Southern Exposure Seed Exchange carries seeds for Louisiana
Long Green, Thai Long Green and Applegreen (a U of NH introduction).  They
have a website at  Good company, good varieties.
Only connection is a satisfied customer.  Margaret