Variety from India
Variety from India
White skinned eggplant that produces early! Produces 25 – 30 cm long , pearly-white fruits with flesh that is delicate and sweet, without bitterness, with succulent mushroom-like flavor.
White-skinned eggplant that produces early! Produces 25 – 30 cm long, pearly-white fruits with flesh that is delicate and sweet, without bitterness, with a succulent mushroom-like flavor. With white flesh, this eggplant variety can grow anywhere in the World.
White eggplants are slightly curved and oblong, averaging 25-30 centimeters in length. The outer skin is smooth and bright white with one bulbous end that tapers slightly to a green calyx. The cream-colored inner flesh is dense with many, edible white seeds. When cooked, White eggplants are creamy and mild with a light sweet flavor.
White eggplants, botanically classified as Solanum melongena, are a part of the Solanaceae, or nightshade family along with potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers. There are two categorically different White eggplants, an ornamental species, and the commonly domesticated species.
White eggplant has been traditionally used in Asian medicine dating back to 1330. A Chinese treatise known as the Yinshan Zhengyao by Hu Sihui depicts principles of safe food and cites text and images of eggplants. In India, Ayurvedic medicine also uses eggplant to aid in the treatment of disease, and its roots are used to reduce symptoms of asthma.
White eggplants are native to India and Bangladesh and have been cultivated since ancient times. They were then spread to Asia and Europe via trade routes. Today White eggplants can be found in specialty grocers and farmers' markets in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Germination: 8-10 days
Days to Maturity: 70 days
Head Size: 25 – 30 cm
Head Color: White
Fruit Weight: 350 – 400 g