Eggplant, Casper

Solanum melongena
$2.99 to $40.75
SKU: 0369
  • Compact plants
  • Fruits have snow-white skin and flesh
  • Best if eaten when fruit is small
  • 70 days from transplant
  • ±6,500 seeds/oz

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Our favorite white variety for fresh eating in the early summer. Compact plants produce snow-white 6" by 2" diameter fruits with mild flesh. Peeling is not necessary if eaten when small. 70 days from transplant. ±6,500 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

You should start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date for transplanting them into the garden. Plant them outdoors 2-4 weeks after your last expected frost.

Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots. Transfer them to 3-4 in. pots when their true leaves appear. When transplanting, bury seedlings up the stems up to their leaves.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.

You should start eggplant seeds indoors about 8 weeks before your last frost. Sow your seeds about 1/4 inch deep in soil trays or pots. They should germinate after about 14 days. When you plant them outdoors space them 18-24 inches apart. Covering the soil with landscape fabric or black plastic can warm it faster and accelerate the growth of the your eggplants. They will mature about 70 days after they are transplanted.

There are about 6.5k seeds in an ounce of Casper eggplant.