EVALUATION OF EIGHT BRINJAL VARIETIES AT SHER-E-BANGLA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
An experiment was conducted at Horticulture Farm of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka during the period March to October 2016 to evaluate the growth and yield characteristic of eight brinjal varieties (V1 = Green Round, V2 = Bankim Purple Long, V3 = Debjhuri Hajari, V4 = Black Magic, V5 = Muktojhuri, V6 = Green Express, V7 = Black Boy, V8 = Tal Begun). The experiment was laid out in Randomized Completely Blocked Design (RCBD) with three replications. Significant variations were found within the varieties. The highest plant height (60.7 cm), number of branches plant-1 (8.3), number of leaves plant-1 (77.0), maximum individual leaf area (200.0 cm2) number of flowers plant-1 (41.0), largest fruit size (185.7 cm2), and maximum fruit yield (47.1 t ha-1) were observed in variety Green Express (V6), giving it superiority over all other varieties. So the Green Express variety can be recommended for commercial production after several flied trials.