- How to sow
Brinjal, Aubergine, or Eggplant, is a perennial, sometimes, semi-hardy annual plant. b The fruit is a fleshy, nutritious, and succulent. The vegetable's origin are known to be India and Sri Lanka. However, today, the plant is widely grown in Italy, China, Turkey, Egypt, and Japan. The plant grows well in tropical areas and is known to be heat-loving. Botanically, Brinjal is classified as a berry. The mystery and the exotica associated with the Eggplant no longer persists and the vegetable finds importance in most of the cuisines around the worldsuch as; Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, and South-Asian.The Brinjal is also makes for an awesome food type because of its versatile nature. It can be baked, grilled, roasted, stewed, stuffed, dried, braised, mashed, pickled, pureed, or breaded and fried. Eggplant on its own is less nutritious, however, its capacity to absorb nutrition is immense. A serving of 1/2 cup, cubed, boiled eggplant provides 13 calories, 0.1g fat, no cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 0.4g protein, 3.2g carbohydrate and 119g potassium. Raw eggplant consists of many micronutrients such as: Riboflavin or Vitamin B2, Thiamin - Vit. B1, Panthothenic acid or B5, B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and manganese.
Growing guide for Brinjal Green Long Seeds
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.
Evenly moist soil ensures faster growth. Do not overwater or allow the soil to dry out.
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.
Eggplant prefers a sandy soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.8
Grow eggplant in full sun
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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