A progressive farmer has developed a brinjal variety from a traditional variety in Chhattisgarh. The variety has long fruit size with soft and sweetpulp. The number of fruits per plant is higher as compared to other long brinjal varieties and is tolerant to major insect and pests. This variety of brinjal is appreciated by farmers for its long fruit size and higher yield.
This variety was developed by mass selection from a traditional variety conserved by his forefathers. Shri Leela Ram has been cultivating the traditional brinjal variety since 1988-89. He started selection in 2010; the criteria of selection were fruit length, spine on stem & calyx, tolerance to pests and disease and more fruits per plant, the variety was finally developed in 2013.
Salient features of Niranjan Bhata
Spine on stem and calyx More number of fruits per plant (average 30 fruits) Long fruit size (45 – 60 cm) Green purple stripped fruit Soft pulp and sweet in taste Tolerant to major diseases and pest
Delivery all over India Time : Within 10 days Number of seeds : 20-30