In the common people it so happened that eggplants are called "blue". First of all, this is due to the natural color of the vegetable, or rather, the berry. However, over time, this name has lost its relevance, because eggplants of various colors, including white, are known.
The wide variety of white varieties includes plants that differ in size, yield, and fruit taste. Among them, each gardener will be able to choose white eggplants for himself, in accordance with his agricultural and taste preferences.
Assortment of white varieties
It's no secret that regular purple eggplants are often bitter. This is due to the content of the substance solanine, which is considered a natural poison. In order to remove it, before cooking, eggplants are subjected to special processing, soaked. White varieties lack this enzyme and contain more potassium, calcium, iron. That is why they are deservedly considered the most delicious and healthy. And earlier they were considered medicinal at all. Due to the lack of bitterness, most of them can be consumed fresh. The most famous white varieties are listed below:
One of the most popular varieties. It is characterized by a ripening period of average duration (100-110 days) and high yield (18 kg / m2). The plant is small, up to 70 cm high, adapted to open areas and greenhouse conditions.
Eggplant has not only a snow-white rind, but also a pulp. At the same time, the vegetable has an excellent taste, suitable for canning.
The size of the fruit is small: the length is about 20 cm, the weight is no more than 250 g.
Studying the rating of the most demanded eggplants, this hybrid will definitely come across. His homeland is Holland.
The unique, sweet taste of the white flesh makes it easy to consume fresh eggplant. The fruits are of medium size: length about 18 cm, weight 300-400 g.
The bush is low (up to 85 cm) grows well and bears fruit in the open field, greenhouse, greenhouse. The period from planting seedlings to fruiting is 55 days. Average yield of the variety - 5 kg / m2.
Ping Pong F1
Growing this hybrid, you can harvest more than 1.5 kg of small but very tasty white eggplants from one bush. At the same time, the plants are small, up to 70 cm high, which allows them to be planted in open ground or a greenhouse at 4 pieces per 1 m2 land.
One spherical fruit weighs no more than 70 g, its diameter is 5-6 cm.
In the active phase of fruiting, the bush is strewn with more than twenty eggplants. For their ripening, it takes about 115 days from the moment of sowing the seed. The taste is excellent.
This hybrid is truly unique, and some even consider it decorative. It is adapted to the most modest climatic conditions and can even be grown on a balcony or windowsill. Its fruits are as small and neat as those of the Ping-Pong variety, weighing no more than 70 g. The fruits are snow-white not only outside, but also inside. The eggplant taste is excellent.
The bush of this eggplant is small, up to 50 cm high, but the yield reaches 4 kg / m2.
The variety got its unusual name due to its bizarre shape: a long fruit (up to 25-30 cm) of small diameter weighs no more than 200 g. In the photo below, you can visually evaluate the external qualities of this eggplant.
The Icicle is grown in the open field. The bush of this variety is small (height up to 70 cm), so it can be planted in 4 pieces per 1 m2 soil. The fruits ripen in 110-116 days after sowing the seed. The yield of the variety reaches 8 kg / m2.
This early maturing variety is the classic white eggplant. It is grown both in open areas and under cover. The plant is compact, no more than a meter high. Slight spreading of foliage allows planting 4-6 plants per 1 m2 soil.
White eggplants of classical cylindrical shape, do not exceed 20 cm in length. Vegetable weight reaches 300-330 g. Fruits ripen in 100-106 days after sowing the seed. The yield of the variety reaches 6 kg / m2... You can see Snowy, or rather, even snow-white eggplant in the photo:
This variety is a representative of tall eggplants (plant height up to 180 cm), requiring mandatory garters and sufficient lighting for the timely formation of greenery and ripening of fruits. The seeding scheme for seed (seedlings) involves the placement of no more than 4 bushes per 1m2 soil. Moreover, the variety is adapted to growth only in a greenhouse or greenhouse. In the presence of a favorable microclimate and compliance with the rules of care, the yield of the variety is 5-6 kg / m2.
White oval eggplants weigh no more than 200 g, ripen 105-110 days after the day of sowing the seed. The pulp of the vegetable has an excellent taste.
This early ripe hybrid is milky white. Fruits of its interesting saber-shaped form (photo below) up to 20 cm long and weighing no more than 200 g. At the stage of maturity, the fruits have tasty pulp, elastic enough, which allows you to store vegetables for a long period of time without losing their external and taste qualities.
A relatively short plant (up to 50 cm) can be grown in open and sheltered areas. One bush is capable of bearing up to 2 kg of vegetables.
Fruits ripen 115-120 days after seed germination.
White eggplants are intended for outdoor cultivation. The name itself speaks of the correct shape of the fruit (photo below), the weight of which does not exceed 40 g. Despite the miniature size of the fruits, the yield of the variety is quite high - up to 6 kg / m2... The pulp of this vegetable is white, soft, sweetish.
The bush of this variety is semi-sprawling. At 1m2 it is recommended to plant no more than 4 plants.
Already the name of this variety speaks of the unique taste of eggplant.
It is widely used in cooking. Analyzing the reviews of the hostesses, we can say that the product has proven itself especially well in the preparation of caviar, which has a pronounced taste of mushrooms.
It is not difficult to grow a rich harvest of these unique eggplants: they are well adapted to various climatic conditions, and are not whimsical to care for. It is recommended to grow plants outdoors.
The fruits of the variety are cylindrical, white not only outside, but also inside. The average length of a vegetable is 20 cm, weight is up to 200 g. It takes about 105 days for the fruits to ripen after sowing the seed. The yield of the variety reaches 7 kg / m2.
An ultra-early ripening variety, the fruits of which ripen within 75 days after sowing the seed. The plant is small, compact, no more than 70 cm in height, but at the same time it is capable of bearing fruit in a volume of up to 8 kg / m2... Excellent for planting in open and protected ground.
The taste of the white fruit is excellent: the skin is thin, the flesh is tender, sweetish. The length of the vegetable reaches 25 cm, weight is no more than 300g.
White eggplants of the Tender variety have an excellent taste.
Their flesh is white, firm and contains absolutely no bitterness. The vegetable is ideal for seasonal cooking and canning. Fruit sizes are also optimal for all types of cooking, including barbecue: vegetable length up to 20 cm, diameter 5-6 cm (photo below).
The plant is adapted to growing in open areas and in greenhouses, greenhouses. The small height of the bush and the relatively modest spreading allows to plant 4-5 bushes per 1 m2 soil. Variety yield up to 5 kg / m2.
Unfortunately, white eggplants are not so common in our gardens. There is an opinion that they are especially whimsical in care and do not give such a yield as the usual purple ones. However, given the reviews of experienced gardeners, we can say for sure that such an assessment is biased. Having picked up good seeds and with some effort, white eggplants grow successfully and bear fruit no worse than varieties of a different color.
A comparative assessment of the taste and appearance of eggplants of different colors is shown in the video:
Reviews of gardeners
Daria Zabotina, 40 years old, Klimovo
I have been growing eggplants for many years. Previously, I mainly chose purple varieties. They taste a little bitter, so they soaked them in salted water before cooking. And this year, on the advice of a neighbor, she planted two white varieties: Gentle and Swan. Both those and other eggplants were born of a snow-white color, however, the fruits of the first grade were slightly larger, but in general I was very pleased with the harvest. And most importantly, white eggplants do not taste bitter at all, which allows them to be cooked without preliminary processing.
Tamara Shestakova, 36 years old, Smolensk
Last year I planted the Pelican variety. Compared to the "blue" varieties, I did not notice any peculiarities in cultivation, everything is as always. But at the same time, the yield of white eggplants turned out to be much higher than that of purple ones, although they grew in equal conditions. The eggplant tastes great, does not taste bitter at all, the flesh is very tender. Next year I plan to plant Pelican seeds again, and some other white eggplant instead of a purple vegetable.