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EGGPLANT Casper

Solanum melongena

Stock: Available

$4.00

Family: Solanaceae

Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub

Seed per packet: 20

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French Heirloom ivory white skinned eggplant with elongated fruits up to 16-18 cm long. The flesh of this eggplant is snow white, with succulent mushroom like flavour. Even in cooler areas it will provide you with lots of fruit.

Adaptable to most good garden soils that is well composted and free draining. Requires full sun and a long growing season. Perennial in the tropics but generally grown as an annual in temperate zones.

Tropical: Year Round 
Temperate: Sring to Early Summer
Cold: Spring

Sow: 6mm deep.
Sow direct or grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 60-75cm
Row space: 60-75cm
Maturity: 6-10 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.

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