Crop: Brinjal

Crop Detail

Brinjal belongs to the family Solanaceae and is cultivated in tropics and sub-tropics area of the world. Brinjal are grown in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Japan, India, Western Europe and China. Brinjal is low in calories and has various macro and micro minerals which are beneficial for human health. Potassium is the abundant mineral present in the brinjal, ranged from 200 to 600 mg/100 g of fresh water. Brinjal is also rich source of calcium, iron and magnesium. In Pakistan, it occupies 9,044 ha area and its production is 88,148 tones. The fruit of brinjal is a fleshy berry and changed its color from shiny purple to black and white green yellow. The brinjal is a shrubby, herbaceous or semi-woody plant with a fibrous root system. The fruit length may vary from 4.0 to 5.0 cm and width between 3.0 to 3.5 cm in weight approximately 0.5 to 1500g.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Irrigated
Crop Duration Biennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Summer / Zaid Crops


Sucking Pests

Thrips Mite Aphid Leaf Eating Caterpillar Fruit and Shoot Borer nematodes

Fungal Diseases

Damping Off Phomopsis Blight and Fruit Rot


Root Knot Nematodes

Bacterial Diseases



Blossom End Rot Blotchy Ripening and Greywall



Brinjal Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Local long 200-250 gram / acre
Round 200-250 gram / acre