Local Varieties of Brinjal at Delduar Tangail And Ishwardi Pabna Report 2020UBINIG || Tuesday 10 November 2020 ||
Local Varieties of Brinjal at Delduar, Tangail
Date: 12 September, 2020
BRINJAL IS GROWN IN RABI AND KHARIF SEASONS
Six varieties are grown in Rabi season. These include: 1. Kalo Lamba begun, 2. Shoila begun, 3. Jhumka begun, 4. Sada begun, 5. Lafa begun, 6. Singnath begun.
1. Kalo Lamba begun:
Jamalpur, Tangail, Sirajgonj and Bogura districts.
This is mainly a rabi season variety. Stem and petiole are free from prickles (Glabrous). The plants grow up to 40 inches tall. Plants are heavily branching. Stem is medium thick. Leaves are deep green; fruits are long, thin and deep purple green. Fruits are 10-14 inches long. Leaves are smooth. Fruit pulp is soft and tasty. The number of seeds inside the fruit is limited. The fruits are harvested in Chaitra (Mid March-mid April) for seed. The plants are 3-4 feet tall. It is generally grown in high land. It is almost free from insect attack.
Wide combining ability with different varieties of fish, dry fish, streak and smash.
2. Shoila begun:
Tangail, Pabna, Natore, Sirajgonj and Manikganj.
Seeds are sown on seed bed during Bhadra-Ashin (Mid August-mid October). Seedlings are transplanted in Kartik (Mid October- mid November). The plants remain actively growing and bearing up to Chaitra (Mid April-mid May). It yields high. The fruits are light purple. It is insect tolerant. The plants are 4-5 feet tall. The fruits are harvested in Falgun-Chaitra (Mid February-mid April) for seed. Women farmers grow this variety in the homestead land. This variety is much on demand with high price in the market.
The fruits are cooked with fresh and dried prawn and shrimp. Charchari is tasty when cooked with mola fish. It is also tasty when cooked with koi, mola and shoil fish.
3. Jhumka begun:
Fruits become ready for harvest from end Agrahayan (Mid December). The plants remain actively growing and bearing up to Chaitra (Mid March). The fruits are 4-5 inches long. The fruits are light purple. There are 7-8 fruits in one bunch and so it is named jhumka begun. This variety is commercially cultivated. This variety is less affected by fruit and shoot borer insect. The plants are 2-2.5 feet tall. The fruits are harvested in Chaitra (Mid March-mid April).
Dry prawn curry prepared with brinjal is very tasty. Small fish prepared with brinjal is also very tasty.
4. Sada begun:
Seeds are sown in Kartik (Mid October-mid November). The plants remain actively growing and bearing up to Jaishtha/Ashar (Mid May-mid July). Mainly the women farmers grow this variety in the homestead land. A single plant yields 20-25 kg fruits. Seeds of the variety are much on demand. Branches of the plant are wide spreading. The plants are about two feet tall. The mature fruits are harvested in Chaitra (Mid March-mid April). The plants are less affected by insects. However, there are some insect infections in the rainy season. White fly sucks leaves juice. There are some infestations of fruit and shoot borer insect. Fruits are 3-4 inches long.