January 2, 2023
The White Eggplant (Solanum melongena) makes for an interesting vegetable to add to your garden. It’s not every day you come across a white eggplant right? That’s because these were primarily native to India and Bangladesh and only spread to Asia and Europe via traders. Today, white eggplants are a specialty vegetable that’s only available in Asia, Europe, and the United States.
White eggplants are either ornamental or vegetative depending on the variety you plant. If you’ve chosen the vegetative ones, the flesh is cream-colored with many seeds that have a light, sweet taste. Some cultivars of edible white eggplants include the Easter Egg, Tango, and White Beauty. It’s easy to plant and grow your own white eggplants - it requires the same care and maintenance just like the regular purple eggplants. Best planting time for white eggplants is in early spring where you can expect to harvest in mid or late fall. You can try so many things with your harvested white eggplants! You can sauté, fry, grill, mash, or even bake these eggplants. If you have an abundance of harvest, you can store your fruits in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days or share it with your neighbors and family!