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'Ghostbuster' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Midseason
 
Description: Midseason hybrid. 6- to 7-inch by 4-inch, cylindrical to oval, white-skinned fruit with green calyx. Plant is broad, vigorous and semi-spreading with dense foliage.
Days To Maturity: 80
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Overall: (2.7 Stars)Overall
Taste: (3.0 Stars)Taste
Yield: (2.7 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (2.7 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 03/12/2009 by GardenerHI - An experienced gardener

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Quite inferior--Poor germination, very poor yield. Especially when grown in a small garden because the plants are too big to fit well and do not produce enough fruit to justify all the space they take up. Ugly, dull looking fruit with poor flavor too.
 

Reviewed on 09/12/2008 by nobody - An intermediate gardener

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Albany, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I planted two of these. The plants grew rapidly and are constantly fruiting. From the two plants, I have gotten 1-4 large fruits a day throughout the fruiting season. My only complaint is that the plants are larger than any eggplant I have experience with. My research on eggplant spacing lead me to believe that they would be 1.5-2 feet across. They are probably 4 feet across, and 5 feet tall. If I had a longer growing season, I'd be seriously concerned about reigning them in.
 

Reviewed on 08/15/2008 by smurfette0424 -

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Montgomery, Maryland, United States
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Of my two plants, only one fruited. It has produced only 2 smallish eggplants (4"). Not pretty- just a dull off white color. I won't grow this again.
 




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