Some varieties of eggplants have become customary for gardeners, as they grow them year after year for a long period. These are the most popular varieties. Among them is markedly distinguished variety "Albatross". Consider its characteristics, photos and videos of those summer residents who have grown it on their beds more than once. The reviews are also very interesting.
Eggplant "Albatross" is distinguished by the following positive qualities compared to other varieties:
- quick germination of seeds;
- disease resistance;
- beautiful pear-shaped fruit (see photo);
- rich yield.
The fruits of eggplants themselves have a dark purple color, they are quite large and heavy. Below is a table of the main characteristics of the variety. With its help, you can easily determine whether it is possible to grow this variety in the conditions of your region.
The name of the characteristics
Mid-season variety, 135 days from the moment of appearance of the first shoots to maturity.
Taste and commodity qualities
Excellent, long stored.
Resistance to viruses and diseases
Resistant to most diseases, including the virus of cucumber and tobacco mosaic.
The average length is 20 centimeters, the weight of the fetus ranges from 200 to 250 grams.
The color of the fruit and pulp
The fruit is dark purple, the flesh is slightly greenish.
Description of the bush
Tall, closed, height up to 70 centimeters.
Weeding, loosening of the soil, are required fertilizing.
Description of the seeding scheme
60x25, wider; there are 4 plants per square meter.
Features of growing varieties
Most often grown in greenhouses, since the ripening period is quite long, in open ground can be planted only in the south of Russia, where cooling is excluded.
Yield from 1 square. meters
When choosing seeds, eggplant is most often preferred to early varieties, which are only 85-110 days to technical maturity. Variety "Albatross" does not apply to them, so it is intended for cultivation in warm regions. For 50-70 days, the seeds are planted on seedlings. At the same time choose the products of well-established manufacturers:
- "Russian Garden";
- "Seeds of Altai";
- "May" and others.
Some gardeners plant this variety in a less favorable climate, but prepare film shelters in advance. For sowing seeds will require:
- find a warm place in the house;
- provide additional coverage for seedlings;
- buy quality soil;
- prepare sockets for each class separately.
It is not necessary to plant different varieties nearby, this can lead to confusion. The photo above shows the organized cultivation of eggplant seedlings. You can apply one of the methods of sowing:
- seeds do not germinate;
- seeds are germinated beforehand by placing them between two layers of damp gauze or cotton discs.
The second method is preferable. Eggplants are very demanding of light, so they need to be highlighted. Additionally, you will need to pour water at room temperature, settled during the day.
If you read the description of the variety on the package, it turns out that it is resistant to diseases and temperature extremes. Yes, the Albatross is quite resistant to cold, but do not forget that eggplant is a southern culture. A variety is required for the following conditions:
- the soil should be loose (it needs to be weeded and loosened often), moderately moist;
- you can not keep the eggplant in a completely wet environment, it will lead to decay;
- the sun should be much (he does not like penumbra too much, as he does with crampedness);
- eggplant loves fertilized soil, so fertilizing should be done several times per season (3-4 times).
The video below tells about the care of the crop as a whole, about the pasynkovanie and frequent mistakes of gardeners.
This culture is demanding, rather capricious, and residents of the regions north of the Black Soil Region face a lot of problems when growing both seedlings and adult plants.
The photo shows eggplant variety "Albatross", grown in Russia with skilled hands of summer residents.
You may notice that the fruits are beautiful, large, convenient to cut and use in the future. Among the positive qualities that gardeners write about in the reviews:
- high yield;
- the lack of bitterness in the fruit (when growing varietal eggplant is a rarity);
- large fruits;
- resistance to small temperature differences.
This variety, as the reviews show, is no less demanding of all the others for fertilizer application. At the same time, he lacks only one organic material, complex mineral fertilizer will have a good effect on yield.
The variety "Albatross" is good enough and deserves to be looked at by those summer residents who have never grown it on their own plots.