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Nayagarh Kanteimundi Brinjal

Nayagarh Kanteimundi Brinjal:

Nayagarh Kanteimundi Brinjal got GI Tag.

  • Nayagarh Kanteimundi Brinjal is known for its prickly thorns on the stems and the whole plant.
  • The green and round fruits contain more seeds as compared to other genotypes.
  • It is famous for its unique taste and relatively short quick cooking time.
  • The plants are resistant to major insects and can be grown with minimal pesticide.
  • It is being widely cultivated in Nayagarh district of the state.
  • The growers are getting a yield of up to 200 quintals per hectare and selling at around Rs 60 per kg.
  • Historical records also suggest that the locals got the brinjal from the hilly areas.
  • They collected seeds from it and started raising seedlings nearly 100 years ago.