Udupi: Farmers cheerful due to delay in rains, excellent yield for Mattu Eggplant

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)

Udupi, May 22: Mattugulla variety of Eggplant that is grown only in the district of Udupi is renowned for its taste all over the state. This year the farmers have got a bumper yield of the vegetable that is most sought after in making sambar.

Mattu Eggplant which is grown in Katapady Mattu area of the district has got geographical identification (GI) recognition also. Most of the agriculturists of Mattu area are dependent on this vegetable for their livelihood.

The sowing of seeds for Mattu Eggplant crop is done in the month of October. The vegetable is sold at Rs 200 per kilogram in the market. This year due to the delayed rain, Mattu Gulla is available even in the month of May.

Now the plants of Mattu eggplant are removed by the agriculturists as they are preparing for paddy related work as monsoon is going to arrive in the first week of June.

Every year the Mattu Gulla growers of Katapadi Mattu were losing their crop due to incessant rains in summer months. However, this year they have got  returns for their investment as it did not rain during the summer months.




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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, May 24 2023

    I wish to give a information or to take care.When such a heat is there ,some green vegetables grow fast and big.Kindly see in that phase you give water to the vetable.One may say why or from where.?When vegetable tastes bit bitter ,kindly dont eat ,you will develope very fast poisonous reaction and noone can help you.Its so happened here,green vegetable from Italy named Zuccini soft and tastes good .Last year it is cultivated here too and grows without problem well.One farmer had it in his garden .Was gone big.They cooked or in oven baked it.His wife didnt like it because bitter.Husband ate instead of wasting and started vomitting .and died Noone could help.Bitter stoff made his liver and kidney to fail.So it is a warning.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, May 23 2023

    BD's and their brothersd must learn and try to use their time for good purpose.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, May 23 2023

    Yes one is happy ,whole Nation is sweating and suffering.Mattugulla cant help to bring rain or to bring down high temperature.

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, May 22 2023

    Rain delay because of our new CM shri Siddaramaiah.. Thank you sir for giving more yield

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  • SURESH, mumbai

    Mon, May 22 2023

    what about water scarcity?

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  • Prakash, Dubai

    Mon, May 22 2023

    Because of Nalin and party at Mangalore City corporation mismanagement of water resources.

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