Eggplant - for growth
Eggplant conquest of Europe began in the 16th century. And since then he has undergone many changes. Breeders tried and are trying, increasing eggplant in size, reducing the time of its ripening. Every year we are offered more and more of its varieties.
The main criteria that may be interesting for gardeners:
- The ripening period from seedlings to technical maturity is
- early ripening - up to 110 days,
- mid-season - up to 130 days,
- late ripening - more than 130 days,
- Fetal mass
- Stem shape
I will cite the varieties I like most, as well as varieties that have received excellent recommendations from gardeners.
Grade "Bull forehead" — variety of long ripening and abundant fruiting (period to technical maturity 140-150 days), Suitable for cultivation in open ground and greenhouses. The plant is low, bushy. Fruits are large, wide, pear-shaped, black-violet, 16-19 cm long, weighing up to 1 kg. The pulp is dense, white, without bitterness. The plant bears fruit well even in adverse conditions.
Grade "Diamond" — medium ripening variety. The period from planting to harvesting 109-149 days. The plant is compact, of average height - 45-56 cm. The fruit is cylindrical, 14-17 cm long, 3-6 cm in diameter. The color of the fruit in technical ripeness is dark purple, in biological - brownish brown. The surface is glossy. The mass of the fetus is 100-164 g, the pulp is green, dense, without bitterness. It features early and friendly branching.
Grade "Black handsome" — long ripening variety, the period to technical maturity 135-150 days, increased productivity. Fruits are large, wide, pear-shaped, black-violet, weighing 700-900 g. The plant bears fruit well even in adverse conditions.
Grade Ping Pong — medium ripening variety (110-115 days from sowing to fruit setting), dwarf (60-70 cm), productive hybrid, designed for growing in film greenhouses and open ground. The plant forms a large number of ovaries, and when the fruit ripens, it looks very decorative. Fruits resemble spheres, 5-6 cm long, 4-6 cm in diameter. Forms many small fruits weighing 50-70 g. White colormatte surface. The pulp is medium density, greenish-white, with a piquant taste.
Grade "Dragon" — early ripening variety (the period from planting to harvesting 100-120 days). Designed for growing in greenhouses and in beds of open ground. Tall bush 70-100 cm. Pear-shaped fruit. The color is dark purple. Weight 200-300 g. Length is 17-21 cm. Diameter is 8-9 cm. It is steady against diseases.
Variety "Carlson" — early variety ripening and abundant fruiting (term to technical maturity - 72-75 days). Designed for growing in greenhouses and under film shelter. The plant is not high 60-65 cm. The fruits are round, 15 cm in diameter, dark purple, with a glossy surface, weighing 250-350 g. The pulp is dense, yellowish-white, without bitterness.
And what varieties would you recommend?