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Also known as Baigan.

Specifications

Brinjal long sample

Plant : Erect, bushy without spines

Fruit : Fruits are long and purple in colour. Cluster bearing. Average fruit weight of 55-60g

Maturity : Harvesting starts in about 90 - 100 days from planting

Also known as Baigan.

Specifications

Brinjal long sample

Plant : Erect, bushy without spines

Fruit : Fruits are long and purple in colour. Cluster bearing. Average fruit weight of 55-60g

Maturity : Harvesting starts in about 90 - 100 days from planting

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SOWING TIME

Feb - Mar Jun - Jul

Sowing Distance

Plant to plant - 1' Line to line - 1.5'

Fruit Weight

Average fruit weight of 55-60g

Fruit Shape

long

Days to maturity

90 - 100 days

Details
How to sow
This the long, purple, and fleshly variety and the most commonly available one too. The Brinjal or the Eggplant belongs to the Eggplant is a member of the Solanaceae or the family of the nightshades, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers. This vegetable is extremely healthy to eat as it is low in calories and high in soluble dietary fiber. It is also a very adaptable plant and hence can grow in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The brinjal is known to be a native of the South-Asian countries such as India, Sri Lanka, and China but now it is widely grown in Europe, Middle East, and Africa too. Aubergine, is the name given to the Brinjal in the Western part of the world. Botanically the brinjal is a berry with glossy, smooth skin, and an internal soft pulp. It can be cooked in a variety of ways from baking, roasting, grilling, to boiling, frying or braising. The skin of the fruit is very rich in anti-oxidants phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals called anthocyanins. Apart from that, the fruit also consists of many micronutrients such as B1, B5, B6 and fights cholesterol in the body. The Eggplant is also mineral rich with iron, copper, and manganese found in good quantity. When cooked in combination with other vegetables, the eggplant tastes really good. So add it to your staple diet and enjoy a happy healthy meal!
Growing guide for Brinjal Long Seeds

Planting instructions

Soak the seeds overnight to promote germination.

Start planting indoors 2 months before the soil warms up and keep in a warm place inside the house.

Sow seeds about 10 mm, 24 to 30 inches apart in well-prepared beds.

Transplant the seedlings when they have grown a couple of leaf sets.

Pinch out the terminal growing tips for a bushier plant.

Growing Requirements

watering

Evenly moist soil ensures faster growth. Do not overwater or allow the soil to dry out.

pests

The crop is vulnerable to the following pests - Aphids, Spider Mites, Tomato Hornworms, Downy and Powdery Mildew. Eggplant fruit may not ripen properly due to cold temperatures, pest damage, or infertile soils. Symptoms of crop infection include wilting of leaves, followed by the edges of the leaves becoming dry, brittle and eventually turning brown. The area between the veins in eggplant leaves may also become yellow. The plant's entire vascular system including the roots and stems gets affected leading to its collapse.

soil

Eggplant prefers a sandy soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.8

spot

Grow eggplant in full sun

temperature

This crop requires a moderate warm temperature and it cannot withstand frost. Brinjal requires a minimum temperature of 18 C (65 F) during early growth, but optimal temperature is in the range of 24–27 C (75-80 F)

how to harvest

Harvest 16 to 24 weeks after sowing, when the skin of the fruit is shiny and unwrinkled.

Cut the fruit close to the stem and leave about an inch of it attached.

Eggplants can be stored for up to two weeks in humid conditions no lower than 10 degrees F.

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