The characteristics of colour, high yield, pulp abundance and low seed content make this a suitable variety for the preparation of Bharta. Characteristics:
Eggplant is a warm-weather plant. The optimum temperature for germination is 24-29°C (seedlings should emerge in 6-8 days) and 22-30°C for growth and fruit development. Full sun is a must. Eggplant is adaptable to different kinds of soil conditions. Deep, fertile and well-drained sandy loam or silt loam soils are desirable. Eggplant cannot tolerate frost and the growth of young plants is retarded when the temperature is below 16°C. Eggplant can tolerate drought and excessive rainfall, but growth slows when temperatures exceed 35°C.
- Fruit Shape : Oblong
- Fruit Colour : Black
- Fruit Weight : 200 - 250 gm
- Calyx : Non Spiny Green
- High yield potential
- Good pulp for bharata prepration with less seed content