Eggplant robin hood is different from the rest of the fruits of this culture. Robin Hood is considered the best fruit of this plant in terms of taste and yield.
- Characteristic of the variety
- Planting seeds
- Planting seedlings
- Caring for sprouts
- Watering <
- Diseases and pests
- Disease control
- Pest control
Characteristics of the variety
The eggplant fruit Robin Hood grows to 20 cm in length and its width is 9 cm. According to Isania has a purple, almost black, glossy peel. The flesh is white, completely free of bitterness. The shrubs are often set up as a stand, as the bush itself is stunted, and the fruiting is plentiful and the strings reach 300 g.
Eggplant Robin Hood unpretentious variety in the care. The plant is capable of growing and developing normally and even producing crops even under the most adverse climatic conditions. This culture is grown using seedlings. Seeds are sown in early spring. And at the end they plant it in open ground or a greenhouse. And with good care, the crop can bear fruit already in the beginning – mid-summer.
Seeds for planting must be at least two years old, they are disinfected. The depth for sowing is 1-2 cm. Prepared beds are located at a distance of 40 cm from each other. For the development of the root system, the soil must have good air and water permeability. The composition of the soil for planting seeds includes:
Dive seedlings of this variety should be after its root system has strengthened.
Sprouts must have 5-6 large leaves. Before planting in open ground, plants are prepared, containers with sprouts are taken out to the street and get used to the climate for 20-30 minutes. Over time, time increases, so they continue to temper seedlings for 2 weeks. The place is selected the most lighted. Watering is done a few hours before planting in open ground.
Seedlings during the growing season need fertilizers containing:
3 days after planting, seedlings should be fertilized. Top dressing is done both at home, independently, and bought in stores. For prevention, eggplant is periodically sprayed with chemicals, all yellowed leaves are removed.
Eggplant needs abundant watering, as the crop loves moisture. If the watering is insufficient, then the fruits will be small and bitter. Irrigation mode is also regulated due to weather conditions. In summer, the plant needs abundant moisture, but in winter or cold autumn, watering can be reduced. The temperature of the water should not be too low, as sudden changes can damage the bush.
Diseases and pests
Most of the culture is affected by rot: black, gray, white. This is one of the common diseases found in eggplant. But in addition to rot, the plant may be susceptible to other equally dangerous diseases and pests. If seedlings are not detected and cured on time, then a crop planted in open ground will die.
The disease is detected by the condition of the leaves. Most often, they become covered with spots or small dots. Rot is located in the basal zone or manifests itself on the roots themselves. To cure the disease, the plant is treated several times with chemicals and reduced watering, since most diseases develop due to excess moisture. All affected areas are removed.
Both chemicals and folk remedies will help fight insects.
A mixture of leaves dandelion and garlic, onions, ash solution, soap solution will wash and kill any pests. Fitoverin also copes with this task. Fallen and diseased leaves are collected and burned to prevent infection of other crops.
Preventive methods are carried out to prevent infection. Seeds or seedlings are disinfected before planting. It is important to observe the watering regime, the eggplant loves moisture, but excessive watering leads to rot. It is also useful to periodically treat the plant with Fitoverin and check the basal region.
Caring for Robin Hood is no different from any kind of this vegetable. But at the same time, his endurance is many times more than another variety of this culture. Subject to the rules of cultivation and prevention, the plant grows quickly and gives a lot of yield.