Brinjal (Solanum melongena) is one of the most common tropical vegetables grown in India. It is known by different names like baingan, badane and vange.  A large number of cultivars differing in size, shape and color of fruits are grown in India. Immature fruits are used in curries and a variety of dishes are prepared out of brinjal. Brinjal is a warm season crop and requires a long warm growing season.  A daily mean temperature of 13-21oC is most favorable for its successful production. It can be successfully grown as a rainy season and summer season crop.