Greenhouses of Karachay-Cherkessia (Russia) plan to collect about 550 tons of eggplant


Greenhouses of Karachay-Cherkessia (Russia) plan to collect about 550 tons of eggplant

03/20/2020

This year, 3 hectares were allocated for experimental eggplant cultivation.

The Yuzhny agro-industrial complex in Karachay-Cherkessia has begun collecting experimentally grown eggplants, writes the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

“The idea of ​​growing eggplants came up after monitoring the market. The domestic market, nevertheless, prefers Russian products, and eggplants are mainly imported goods. Recently, eggplants were grown in all greenhouses of the country, we also started to test eggplants,” – said the head of the wholesale department of the plant Fatima Kappusheva.

Fatima Kappusheva added that eggplants will be sold in the south of the country. The products of the plant will also be delivered to the shelves of Karachay-Cherkessia. In addition, sales began in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and it is planned to continue throughout Russia.

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“If the experiment succeeds this year, then we only plan to expand the area for growing eggplant,” she added.

Recall that this year 3 hectares of land were allocated for experimental eggplant cultivation, and it is planned to harvest about 550 tons, that is, 19 kilograms of eggplant will be obtained from 1 square meter.

The Yuzhny agro-industrial complex is the largest greenhouse complex in Europe and Russia, with a total area of ​​144 hectares and ranks first in Russia in terms of production of closed ground vegetables. Here, over 45,000 tons of vegetables are harvested annually.

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