How to Buy White Eggplant Seeds

Overview

Planting your own vegetable garden can be a rewarding experience on its own, but doing it yourself and not relying on the grocery store also allows you more variety when it comes to the vegetables you get to experiment with and eat. One of the rarely seen eggplants in stores is the white eggplant, but it isn't that hard to come by when you want to buy white eggplant seeds. Take your time searching for the right white eggplant seed for your region.

Step 1

Check in your local garden center in late winter and early spring. The white eggplant seeds, if they carry them, should be located alongside the standard "black" or purple eggplant seeds on the seed rack.

Step 2

Ask your local garden center if they are going to be carrying the seeds if you don't see them. If they aren't expecting a shipment, often they can special order a product from a supplier at no additional cost to you.

Step 3

Look online at various seed supplier sites, such as Burpee or Seed Saver's Exchange, and read the descriptions to pick the type of white eggplant seed which is right for your growing region.

Step 4

Request seed catalogs from other distributors if you still aren't finding what you want and would like to see other varieties available. Requesting catalogs is also a best practice if it is summer, fall, or winter and you are looking for next year's seeds.

Tips and Warnings

  • Before you order from an unknown company, try to find information online from past customers to see what their experience was like. Many sites offer customer reviews or comments, and when customers are unsatisfied they're quick to let others know about it.

References

  • "Success with Seeds"; Chris Wheeler and Valerie Wheeler; 2004

Who Can Help

  • White Eggplant at Seed Savers Exchange
  • Burpee's White Eggplant Seeds
  • A Directory of Seed Catalogs
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About this Author

Margaret Telsch-Williams is a freelance, fiction, and poetry writer from the Blue Ridge mountains. When not writing articles for Demand Studios, she works for WidescreenWarrior.com as a contributor and podcast co-host.