Eggplant pollination

mccoml(9)July 21, 2012

My eggplant aren't pollinating. They are in a raised bed that gets sun until 1pm, then is partially shaded. I haven't had problems with the heat due as I know other have had, and have watered them when needed. They've had flowers on them for about a month, but no fruit. The flowers aren't dropping, so I'm assuming it's not from the heat. I am growing black beauties, and have tried hand pollinating with a brush, which hasn't worked so far. I've heard conflicting opinions on them being wind pollinated, and a very specific vibration pollination. I found a youtube video of someone attempting hand pollinating with a vibrating razor, but am trying to hold onto my sanity. I have other OP plants that are open pollinating-pepper, tomatoes, although the pollination on the tomatoes have declined significantly as well-even though there's significant flowering. Any suggestions? Just bad time of year?

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howelbama(7 NJ)

They just take a while sometimes. A lot of times, the first flush of flowers on mine won't set any fruit, then the following flushes of flowers do. Probably just need to be patient.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 9:08PM
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