People are becoming more and more interested in this crop of eggplant for a reason: surprising appearance and incredibly useful properties-eggplant have dietary and medicinal value, it is rich in fiber and mineral salts.
It is worth noting that eggplant can normalize fat metabolism. In the East, it is called a “longevity dish” for good reasons.
How to eat eggplant
For example, round or pear-shaped fleshy fruits are more suitable for making caviar. But for cooking, you need elongated cylindrical fruits.
The green fruit-colored varieties are specially made for barbecue. They contain more sugar and caramelize at high temperatures, giving the product a unique taste. But when making kebabs, it is best to use cylindrical, slender-chested fruits with white skin and thick flesh.
Such eggplant will not affect the taste and fragrance of other products in BBQ, thus forming the harmony of taste and fragrance of instant BBQ.
Eggplant planting requirements
Eggplant has very high requirements for growing conditions, whether it is open or protected. Fusarium wilt is a dangerous disease of the crop. Resistant varieties have not yet been produced.
Soft and fertile soil is necessary for eggplant. In order to create their predecessor under heavy and swampy soil, the organic dosage was 30-40 tons/ha, plow straw debris, sawdust, shells, etc.
Some biological inhibitors can be used which are very effective in controlling the blight, from seedling cultivation to in-ground planting is recommended.
It is not advisable to use organic fertilizer directly under cultivation, and it is best to use mineral fertilizer.
It is best not to pick the seedlings for planting, and only use transplanting, so as not to damage the young roots and become a channel for infection.
Precautions for eggplant
The cultivation site should be well-ventilated and well-lit, and will not cause stagnation of groundwater and leachate.
Irrigation should ensure even soil moisture and good drainage. It is best to restore the culture to its original state within 4-5 years. In the greenhouse, it is necessary to use liners, as mentioned earlier.
The main pests on eggplants are aphids and mites. For protection, some local biological agents can be used.
Modern eggplant varieties do not have sharp thorns on the stems and prime parts of the plants, which is convenient for cultivation and harvesting care.
Just pay attention to the timely harvest of the fruits: overripe fruits will fade, accumulate harmful bitterness, become rough and tough, and the seeds inside will harden. The more regular the harvest, the higher the yield.
Compliance with agricultural technology rules and correct selection of varieties according to specific use conditions and purposes is the key to obtaining high quality and high yield of eggplant!
Using eggplant in-home cooking means changing to a healthy lifestyle that ensures longevity!