Yellow eggplant varieties

Yellow eggplant varieties

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In addition to the usual varieties, every year I want to grow something unusual and taste it. As for varietal eggplant, today there is a huge number of species forms. People call them "blue", but on the beds the fruits of almost black, pink and white colors grow beautifully. But the biggest find is yellow eggplants. Today we will talk about the latter.

Short description

The list of varieties and hybrids of various plants is growing every year. This also applies to our favorite eggplants. Today, white, yellow and even orange eggplants have become widespread. The cultivation of such varieties is no different.

The homeland of this vegetable crop is India. This means that the vegetable loves moisture and warmth. Breeders have made significant progress in obtaining varieties that are resistant to temperature extremes, since our climate as a whole differs significantly from the tropical one. The basic requirements for growing are as follows:

  • fertile loose soils;
  • temperature above 15 degrees (optimal from 20 to 30 degrees);
  • abundant watering.

Most often in Russia, it is grown in greenhouses. That is why how the plant is pollinated is of great importance. It is worth paying attention to this at the stage of seed selection.

Eggplants of different colors have different tastes. Experienced gardeners among the tastiest include white, pink and yellow varieties. If you decide to grow exactly yellow ones, the description of the varieties, which we will give below, will be useful to you.

Varieties of yellow colors

They are considered quite rare today, but interest in them is growing very quickly. The yellow color of the skin indicates the presence of beta-carotene pigment in the fruit, which is extremely useful for the human immune system.

Among the varieties of yellow eggplant, there are both small round and elongated shapes, real giants and those that easily fit in the palm of your hand. Let's consider several varieties in detail and touch directly on the topic of cultivation.

All seeds of varietal yellow eggplant on our counters are imported (most often those created in Turkey, the Netherlands, Southeast Asia, Africa and China are offered). In the photo above, you can see the Mantya variety, unique in its appearance. The fruits are yellow, even orange when ripe, and the skin has green veins.

The video provides a brief overview of the "Mantle" variety.

Most yellow eggplants are not resistant to temperature extremes, so in Russia they can be grown either on the windowsill of a house, or in a heated greenhouse, or in the open field in the south.

As a rule, they belong to hybrids (several varieties are crossed in closed protected ground), in appearance they look like an ornamental plant. These eggplants can be eaten.

In appearance (see photo), they are most often small, even small, have an interesting shape.

Yellow eggplant varieties

Consider in a detailed table the eggplant varieties, which, when ripe, will be yellow to orange. Among them:

  • Golden Egg;
  • Golden Boy;
  • Turkish orange;
  • Red Ruffled;
  • Tango;
  • Chinese lantern;
  • Mantle;
  • White Night.

The comparative table will allow you to quickly determine which hybrid to pay attention to.

Variety nameFruit colorProductivity per square meterMaturationFeatures of the variety
Golden eggwhite / lemonhigh, although the fruits are smallearly, 110 daysHarvested before it turns yellow, tolerates cold snaps
Golden Boybright yellow2.5 kilogramsearlymost often this variety of eggplant is grown on a windowsill, its height is no more than 50 cm
Red Ruffledbright yellow / redhighmid-season (140 days)medium-sized carp variety, bears fruit for a very long time, edible fruits
Turkish orangedark green / yellow / orangehighearlyWhen the seeds ripen, the fruit turns red, the bush is tall (1 meter), bright taste
TangoWhite yellowhigh, 5.5 kgearly maturing (102 days on average)resembles a pear in shape, the fruits are harvested at the moment when they are white, yellow are considered ripe, but the pulp loses its taste
White NightWhite yellowhigh, up to 7 kilogramsprecociousthe variety is disease-resistant, when ripe it quickly turns yellow, however, the color will not be bright
Chinese lanternbright orangehighearlyhigh bush (up to 80 centimeters), bears fruit well
Mantlebright yellow with green streakshighmid-seasonoblong fruits

The video below provides an overview of the Red Ruffled variety.

The cultivation of decorative varieties in our area most often occurs for research purposes. But we remember how quite recently white eggplants also seemed outlandish, and today they are grown in large quantities and loved for their unusual piquant taste. What about the taste of yellow eggplant?

Taste characteristics

As a rule, all decorative yellow varieties are edible. They are fried and canned. They are often included in salads. Of course, these are very unusual fruits, and neighbors and friends will be amazed by their appearance alone.

Most of the yellow ones do not differ in taste from lilac eggplants. People call them "little blue". They have no bitterness. Eggplants of African selection are called the most bland. They are grown in southern Europe and America, but their taste will seem dull to our citizens.

The taste of mature ornamental varieties is usually bitter. It will be unpleasant to taste the pulp with large ripe seeds. That is why all eggplants are harvested at the stage of technical maturity.

Growing ornamental varieties

The cultivation of the usual varieties of eggplant differs little from the decorative ones. They are also demanding on:

  • fertility and looseness of soils;
  • warmth;
  • soil and air humidity;
  • top dressing.

The fact is that in our country, eggplant varieties presented on the shelves in stores have become popular, in other countries this vegetable is no less popular, breeders bred other varieties and hybrids there. Today we consider them as unusual for us. In fact, they are common in other countries.

They are extremely demanding on heat, some of them endure hot weather. An exception is the Golden Egg hybrid, which can easily withstand some temperature extremes.

In the open field and in greenhouses, eggplants of any decorative variety can be exposed to viruses and diseases that are found only in our country.

Those who decide to grow any of the varieties presented above (or some other variety) should plant seeds for seedlings. For this, a high-quality nutrient soil is suitable. You should not skimp on this, because only a healthy seedling can grow a plant that gives a rich harvest. Our tips will be useful to those who decide to grow yellow eggplants on their own:

  • eggplants can sprout unevenly, the first shoots do not appear immediately, but after 10-20 days under a film or glass in a well-lit place;
  • before transplanting seedlings, you need to wait until it grows significantly (there should be 8 leaves on it);
  • eggplants like soil rich in organic matter, neutral or slightly acidic;
  • it is not only possible to apply fertilizers, but also necessary (both mineral and organic);
  • fertilization is carried out three times (four times) per season;
  • it is possible to grow varieties of these eggplants both in summer and in winter, with a lack of light, the seedlings will stretch upward, which will certainly become noticeable;
  • eggplants do not like picking, their rhizomes are weak, but they need to loosen the soil;
  • watering should be regular, the water is defended within 24 hours.

If you get serious about growing, the harvest will be rich.

Advice! If you grow a decorative eggplant not in a pot, but in a garden bed, the fruits will be larger.

Buying seeds

Rarely what varieties of yellow eggplant can be found on the shelves of our stores. The only exceptions are the Tango and White Night varieties. Note that both varieties are still harvested white. The yellow color of their skin indicates that the seeds inside the fruit are ripe. The pulp at this moment will be edible, but not so tasty.

In the photo below the eggplant variety "White Night", it is clearly visible in what color the fruits are painted. The lower yellow one is already a little overripe.

You can buy seeds of other varieties through online stores; some travelers bring them from vacations and give them to their friends, avid summer residents.

Reviews of gardeners

Above in the video, you have already seen the varieties of ornamental vegetable crops grown by our gardeners. Eggplants grow well, especially if the summer resident has experience in growing. Consider a few reviews from those who have already harvested yellow beautiful fruits.

Anastasia Vanina, 56 years old, Voronezh region

Last summer I decided to plant eggplant seeds "Golden Egg". I waited for seedlings for two weeks, but after waiting, I could not get enough of it. The eggplants grew quickly and were not whimsical at all.

Andrey Vasilievich, 44 years old, Stavropol Territory

For the third year I have been sowing the seeds of the Golden Boy. Unpretentious. One "but": every year a spider mite attacks, which you have to fight. The bush is small, the fruits are round, resemble eggs, which makes the plant with them seem fabulous. At first, the eggplants are white, but gradually turn into gold. They bear fruit for a very long time. If you collect the pale lemon, they are quite tasty. After that, the pulp becomes soft and fibrous.

When attacked by a tick or virus, you can use standard remedies. They are good at fighting pests and diseases.

Ornamental varieties will gradually gain popularity among our gardeners. Learn to grow them today, because you can surprise others with such bright unusual fruits. If the fruits are overripe, don't be discouraged: they look great in a vase.

Watch the video: WOW! Amazing Agriculture Technology - Eggplant (December 2022).

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