Brinjal

Solanum melongena


Watering
High

Cultivation
transplanted

Harvesting
110 - 170 days

Labour
Intermediate

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.5 - 7

Temperature
20°C - 30°C

Fertilization
Intermediate


Brinjal

Introduction

Eggplant, also known as aubergine, is a plant of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and is primarily grown for its edible fruit. The crop originally has been cultivated in India and can now be found in warm climates all around the world.

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Varieties tolerant to fruit borer
Sterilize the seedbed using solar radiation

Care

Eggplants should be guided on rods or strings to allow an erect growth. Dead leaves should be removed and regular weeding is important since the crop requires a high amount of nutrients. The soil should be moist but not flooded. Fruit harvesting can be done approximately 110 to 170 days after sowing.

Soil

Solanum melongena requires a rich and porous soil that is well drained but not dry. The soil should be only slightly acidic, a pH of 6.5 is ideal. The roots of the plant extend up to 50 cm into the soil, a barrier-free soil is therefore favorable.

Climate

Solanum melongena grows in tropical to temperate climates. If grown in cooler temperatures it might be necessary to start the growth process in a greenhouse until the soil is warm enough for transplanting. In cold climates the crop is grown as annual, while warm climates allow a perennial growth. Direct sunlight is beneficial for the growth of the plant.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.

Brinjal

Brinjal

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Brinjal

Solanum melongena

Brinjal
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Introduction

Eggplant, also known as aubergine, is a plant of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and is primarily grown for its edible fruit. The crop originally has been cultivated in India and can now be found in warm climates all around the world.

Key Facts

Watering
High

Cultivation
transplanted

Harvesting
110 - 170 days

Labour
Intermediate

Sunlight
full sun

pH Value
5.5 - 7

Temperature
20°C - 30°C

Fertilization
Intermediate

Advisory

Choose your growth stage to browse useful tips!

Preparing Your Season

Varieties tolerant to fruit borer
Sterilize the seedbed using solar radiation
Brinjal

Brinjal

Learn all about how to grow it in Plantix!

Care

Eggplants should be guided on rods or strings to allow an erect growth. Dead leaves should be removed and regular weeding is important since the crop requires a high amount of nutrients. The soil should be moist but not flooded. Fruit harvesting can be done approximately 110 to 170 days after sowing.

Soil

Solanum melongena requires a rich and porous soil that is well drained but not dry. The soil should be only slightly acidic, a pH of 6.5 is ideal. The roots of the plant extend up to 50 cm into the soil, a barrier-free soil is therefore favorable.

Climate

Solanum melongena grows in tropical to temperate climates. If grown in cooler temperatures it might be necessary to start the growth process in a greenhouse until the soil is warm enough for transplanting. In cold climates the crop is grown as annual, while warm climates allow a perennial growth. Direct sunlight is beneficial for the growth of the plant.

Probable Diseases

Select a growth stage to see the diseases that threaten your crop during that period.