On the Morning of June 5th, 2020, the Institute of Vegetables and Medicinal Herbs signed an agreement with Tianrui Seed Sales Co. Ltd of Jinan City, Shandong Province on the transfer of the production and selling right of new eggplant variety ‘Qieyou 3’. The signing ceremony was held at the institute.
The members of eggplant research in the Institute of Vegetables and Medicinal Herbs have been committed to the germplasm innovation and variety breeding. Qieyou 3 is their latest high-quality and early-medium-mature variety. This variety has strong continuous fruit bearing ability, low temperature tolerance, strong disease resistance and good commercial traits. The plant has moderate growth vigor and compact canopy. The first fruit appears around the ninth leaf. The fruit is round shape with shinny black color, smooth surface, light green flesh and few seeds. The single fruit weight is 800-900g and the average yield is 75,000kg/ha. The variety is suitable to plant in the provinces of Hebei, Shandong and Shanxi with plastic tunnel and in the open field.