An unusual type of fruiting features eggplants. The fruits of them are collected in several pieces in one brush - hence the name. It is believed that these varieties have recently been bred and distributed. Many are concerned about the question: is it worth growing new varieties on their plots? Let us examine this topic in more detail.
Eggplant as a culture
The advantages of eggplant are difficult to overestimate. This vegetable is beautiful and healthy. In its composition:
- useful fiber;
- soluble sugars;
- vitamins of group B, PP, C.
It is useful for both young and old people.
More recently, in central Russia, it was impossible to meet this wonderful vegetable on the beds, and today it is planted even in open ground, not to mention greenhouses and film shelters.
Eggplant - heat-loving culture. It fruits well at temperatures from +22 to +30 degrees. This is the optimal growing mode. He is demanding fertilizing, fertility and loose soils, as well as moderate watering.
On our shelves today there are hundreds of varieties of different breeding, new ones appear annually. There are among this list and time-tested varieties that are resistant to our climatic conditions. Recently, eggplants have become very popular.
They are still very few among the variety of varieties, but many gardeners have appreciated the quality and speed of their growth, as well as fruiting. Fruits, as a rule, medium-sized, collected in a brush for several pieces. Usually their 2-4 pieces, but there are other hybrids.
The peculiarity of carpal varieties is such that some hybrids bear abundant fruit, and the bush can sag under the weight of the fruit. Planted eggplant is always in the sun. Do not worry, because the necessary shade will provide wide green leaves.
Growing such varieties is an interesting experiment. You can surprise your neighbors in a country house or a plot with unusual eggplants, the taste of hybrids rarely happens with bitterness. As a rule, there are hybrids of import breeding on the market, let's look at what varieties can be planted on our beds today.
Names of varieties
Consider several varieties of eggplant. The seeds of their type belong to hybrids. That is why you should not expect the same harvest from them again. Every year you just need to buy a new bag of seeds.
We will also present a comparative table of the presented varieties. Of great importance when choosing any planting material are such qualities as:
- maturation rate;
- plant size;
- disease resistance.
Among the varieties we are considering:
- Balagur (Manul and other agrofirms);
- Samurai (Kitano);
- Prado (Kitano);
- Mantle (decorative grade).
Let's talk first about each variety separately.
This is a specially bred variety with bright purple skin color. It is most often found on our shelves, and you can buy it in almost any store. Fruits are small, elongated, slightly pot-bellied.
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The plant well retains the fruits, which are formed in one hand up to 7 pieces, if the growing conditions are met.
The bush is rather high, reaches a height of 130 centimeters, bears abundantly long-lasting fruits. Planting conditions and yield data are shown in the table.
These seeds are most often imported from Ukraine, they managed to quickly gain popularity due to the resistance of the hybrid. Sometimes on the shelves you can find this hybrid from other manufacturers.
If you have the opportunity to purchase and grow your own eggplant, be sure to do it! The harvest will please you.