Why is my eggplant not setting fruit?
I have two 'Fairytale' eggplants growing in containers. They are happily growing, large and lush plants with dozens of blossoms at at time, but neither of my plants has yet to set a fruit after several weeks of flowering. I have tried gently shaking the plants daily to help the flowers pollinate as well hand pollinating the flowers with a paint brush, all with no success. Not only that, I have never noticed any pollen being shed from any of the anthers during all of my pollination attempts. There are no pests or disease in sight, and the chiles I have growing along side them are setting fruit like crazy, so I don't think I have too much nitrogen preventing fruit set. What gives?