Casper Eggplant

Casper White Eggplant Seeds

Casper White Eggplant

The absolute best of the full sized White Eggplants in my opinion is Casper Eggplant. A French Heirloom, it's taste is a scrumptious variation. If you've ever read anything about these eggplants, you'll see them being described as tasting like mushrooms, and that is perhaps the best way to describe them. They actually do taste like Mushrooms - certainly don't taste like chicken.

They are a reliable, but slow producer of 5-6" long glossy white eggplants. They prefer a cooler climate in comparison to most other varieties. Extended periods of hot weather will sometimes stunt their growth and hamper fruit development. Under optimal conditions they can bear fruit right up to the first hard frost.

Post Harvest - They do not store very well and should be eaten within a day or two of harvest. Stored in the refrigerator their skin will sometimes oxidize and turn brown.

Start seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before planting outdoors. Start this variety a week or two behind others as they are not tolerant of cool weather

Maturity at 70-80 days from transplant.

Germination from seed Aprox. 14 days. Casper Eggplant seeds do not germinate in cool soil. Soil Temperature should be maintained around 80°F

Color - Snowy White

Average Plant Height - 2 - 3 ft.

Spacing - 18"-24"

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 11

Fruit Size 5-6" Length

Full Sun

Slightly Above Average Yields under optimal conditions.

All eggplant varieties are highly susceptible to Flea Beetles, attack particularly early in the season. Aphids also attack these plants and come later in the season. Varieties of Aphids that attack eggplants are generally either a light blue-green or amber.

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