Eggplant blossom issues

ejh805(8b)August 9, 2012

I'm having a problem with my white eggplants and I can't seem to find any really helpful information. I've been hand-pollinating, and I'm seeing flowers fall off , but it's only the petals and the stamen parts. The stigma is staying on the stem.

All the things I've seen and read about "flower drop", it looks like the entirety of the flower is falling off the plant. I'm really new to this and I'm having trouble telling if my hand-pollination with a paintbrush is working, or if I need to start looking for solutions to this issue.

Thank you in advance,

Emily

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aseedisapromise

On my eggplants the purple petal part comes off with the yellow stamen part, but the bottom of the flower, which I assume is the ovary part, swells up into the eggplant where the seeds eventually are.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 3:15PM
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ejh805(8b)

Aseedisapromise-

Thanks :) that's great news.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 3:56PM
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