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The species diversity of eggplants is rapidly increasing every year. Until recently, not every gardener was engaged in the cultivation of this vegetable useful for vitamins. Thanks to the development of genetics, the emergence of new hybrid varieties, the reproduction of eggplants has become more accessible and much easier.
This article will focus on a late variety of eggplant with the affectionate name "Mishutka".
Eggplant "Mishutka", as noted earlier, is classified as a late ripening variety. The plant can be grown both in a greenhouse and in the open field. The time for full ripening of the fruit is 130-145 days. The yield is high.
Eggplants of this variety are pear-shaped and dark purple, almost black in color. The mass of one vegetable can reach 250 grams. The pulp is white, without bitterness.
In cooking, the variety is used for canning, cooking first and second courses.
Attention! Eggplant "Mishutka" has one striking feature, due to which it gives a high yield: the simultaneous formation of two or three fruits on one brush.
Growing and care
Seeds begin to be sown for seedlings in late February - early March. Plants dive only when 2-3 true leaves appear on the bush. You will learn how to make a pick correctly from the video:
Seedlings are planted in a greenhouse at the end of May, and in open ground at the beginning of June.
After the formation of the ovary, it is necessary to trim the excess fruits to improve the quality of the future vegetable. All small inflorescences should be removed, leaving only 5-6 of the largest ovaries.
The plant does not need any special care. Of the mandatory growing conditions, the following can be noted:
- abundant and timely watering;
- trimming leaves and small fruits;
- loosening the soil;
- fertilizing bushes with fertilizers.
Harvesting is carried out 130-145 days after planting the seeds.
Store vegetables in cool, well-ventilated areas. To extend the shelf life, eggplants can be frozen or dried, and can also be pickled or preserved for the winter.
Victor, 34 years old, Smolensk
Growing eggplants is my hobby. Every year I experiment and buy new seeds. This year I planted Mishutka. At first I noticed the name and nice packaging. There were 20 seeds in the bag. They ascended, surprisingly, quickly and amicably. The seedlings have grown strong. I planned to grow eggplants in the garden, so in June I planted seedlings in open ground. An ovary soon appeared. I was pleased that several fruits were tied at the same time on one branch. By August, I was already harvesting the first crop. The fruit tasted tender, without bitterness. The variety pleased me very much not only with its yield, but also with its taste.
Elena, 42 years old, Sochi
For more than one year I have been growing eggplants in my personal plot. The "Mishutka" variety appeared in my garden relatively recently. Despite the fact that this representative of vegetables is classified as a late variety, I did not plant it in a greenhouse, but in open ground at the beginning of June. The yield was quite high. On one bush, vegetables hung in a whole bunch, like grapes. The taste also pleased me. The pulp is not at all bitter, tender, juicy. In general, I was satisfied with the variety. Next year I will definitely plant it on my site again.
Alexander, 36 years old, Mogilev, Republic of Belarus
A vegetable crop like eggplant appeared on my site only last year. Previously, I did not even try to cultivate this vegetable, but everything changed when a neighbor in the country talked about the beneficial properties of eggplant and treated me to her preparations. I planted two completely different varieties at once: one - early, and the second - late. The late variety with the cute name "Mishutka" turned out to be much more productive than the early one, which at first shocked me a little. Both varieties were excellent in taste. I was pleased with the complete absence of bitterness characteristic of eggplant in the pulp and a small amount of seeds. I cooked almost everything from a vegetable. I am very pleased with the result. Now I will grow eggplants annually, and delight my loved ones with vitamin and very appetizing dishes and preparations.