Orange Fantasia Chard, Italian Chard, Icicle Radish
Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes, Orange Bell Pepper
Cayanne Pepper and Ebony Eggplant
The fall heirloom garden is just beginning! All of the plants are so green and beautiful now with the slightly cooler temps. In the summer, many of the Mediterranean vegetables won't tolerate the heat and the intense Kihei sun. The tomatoes will grow and flower all year but many varieties won't produce fruit when the temps are above 85 degrees.
Several of the smaller tomato varieties started to fruit in October and the larger beefsteak type tomatoes started fruiting the last week of November. If you live in Kihei, now is a good time to plant tomatoes.
Eggplant will grow all year in Kihei but the best time to plant it is in the fall. If you want to grow the larger eggplants, Black Beauty and Ebony were easy to grow.