Eggplant Salamander belongs to the group of varieties bred for cultivation in Siberia. In the description of the variety there is the word "heat resistant", which, at first glance, does not correspond to the region in which dilution of this variety of eggplant is recommended. But we must remember that in summer in Yakutia there are temperatures up to + 40 degrees. And in the south of Siberia it is much warmer than in its northern part.
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This is a high-yielding, medium early variety. Bush medium height, closed. During the period of fruiting, the plant enters three months from the date of sowing the seeds. The variety is grown in greenhouses and in the open. Begins to branch early, with a large number of lateral shoots. The yield of the variety is from seven and a half to ten kilograms per square meter.
Eggplant is medium in size. Weight up to two hundred grams. Length from fourteen to seventeen centimeters. The form is cylindrical. Eggplant is dark purple with a glossy surface. Thorns on the cup are either completely absent or very rare. The flesh does not taste bitter, white, dense consistency. Perfect for preservation and home cooking.
This variety of eggplant loves loamy and sandy soils with a large amount of organic matter. Planting eggplants is better after crops such as legumes, carrots, pumpkin, onions, melons and gourds. On a permanent place planted seedlings, previously sprouted at home.
Attention! Seedlings sown in the middle of March. Dive seedlings after the second leaf.
Planted at a permanent place at the age of fifty-five days after a steady onset of warm weather. The density of seedlings per square meter to five plants. During the growing season, it is necessary to loosen the soil and feed eggplants with mineral fertilizers. Weeds are removed on a mandatory basis.
Official recommendation: in the northern and central regions of the Russian Federation, this variety of eggplants can be grown only in shelters: greenhouses, greenhouses. You can temporarily cover the beds with plastic wrap.Attention! Eggplant varieties Salamander, like other varieties of this garden crop can be planted again in the same place only after two - three years.
Unofficial recipe from Siberian eggplant
Eggplant is a southern vegetable, so it is usually recommended to grow it in greenhouses in Siberia. But Siberian gardeners complain that in greenhouses eggplant drives green mass, instead of tying the fruit. Like any other plant, eggplant begins to bear fruit "before death." After all, while it is warm, light and there is water, it makes no sense to leave offspring. You can live in your pleasure. As soon as unfavorable conditions come to life, the plant starts a new generation generation program. For this reason, today, Siberian gardeners are beginning to "drive out" eggplants from greenhouses, growing them in open ground.
Eggplant is not so afraid of cold air, as the cooling winds and drafts. For planting seedlings need to choose a protected from strong wind, sunny place.
You can land them between the berry bushes. It is better to prepare a place for planting in the fall in advance by abundantly mulching the beds. For mulch, use fresh bedding manure.Attention! Do not use litter out of pigs.
The best option would be fresh goat or horse litter. In the extreme case of a cow. This mulch at the same time eliminates the need to make nitrogen fertilizers. Nitrogen plants will get from mulch.
Mulch is a good alternative to plastic wrap, which creates excessive moisture and favorable conditions for the development of fungal diseases. Such a filmless method of cultivation under mulch inhibits the development of late blight. Fungi develop on the border of air and earth. Mulch blocks their development. But the lower leaves of the eggplant bushes need to break off. Eggplant stalks should be ventilated. No need to thicken the landing. Five plants per square meter - the maximum number for the variety.
It protects the mulch from the appearance of weeds.
Seedlings are grown at home. Seeds for seedlings are sown in mid-March, swooping in mid-April. In June, with the onset of warm days, the plants are planted directly into last year’s mulch.Attention! The soil should warm up to ten to fifteen degrees. Otherwise, the plants may die.
You need to push the mulch, put the sprout there and move the mulch again. After landing, gently pour. When heating, mulch will give off heat, warming young eggplants.
The need for eggplants to be watered further depends on the weather. In rainy summer, there is no need for watering at all. When grown in an open garden, the plant can not stepchild.
Reviews of this variety are unanimous. Having bought varietal seeds last year, gardeners are going to buy them in this too. Gardeners are more than satisfied with the yield and taste of the variety.