Aubergine White Casper Seeds
Info: Aubergine `White Casper` is an attractive pure white French heirloom with an excellent taste. They are a reliable, but slow producer of 15 cm long glossy white eggplants. They prefer a cooler climate in comparison to most other varieties. Under optimal conditions they can bear fruit right up to the first hard frost. 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. The aubergines are suitable for grilling, roasting or baking.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow January to April for growing under glass or from May on outdoors. Sow 2-5mm (¼ in) deep, but do not exclude light as this helps germination. Acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15 days. Plant out into sheltered site when all risk of frost has passed with a distance of 40 to 50 cm. They need a sunny and sheltered place and hand pollination will improve the set of the first blossoms. Feed every 14 days with high potash (tomato or chili) fertiliser once the first fruits have set.
|Botanical name||Solanum melongena|
|Sowing||Feb-Apr under glass, May outdoors|
|Location||Sunny place and fertile soil with constant moisture|
|Harvesting||from August til October|