taking dry flowers off of eggplant

krissylovesplants79August 26, 2013

I am growing sicikian eggplant and I initially thought I only had two eggplant but I noticed under two dry flowers exists two eggplant, and I think I see more. I actually took the dry flower off of the two to see what was under it. Could I have ruined the fruit or stopped it from growing?

This post was edited by krissylovesplants79 on Mon, Aug 26, 13 at 14:52

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Possibly but there is no way to know for sure or not. It will depend on how much of the bloom was removed or if any damage was done to the stem core.

Best to just leave them alone and let them do what comes naturally. If it can't recover it will just fall off the plant.

Dave

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 5:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
krissylovesplants79

Well the eggplants are still there but they are the size of chick peas. The rest of them I guess I should just leave be. The psrt I took off was the dried up flower at the end of the fruit. I kept tge outer part that holds the fruit.

This post was edited by krissylovesplants79 on Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 9:07

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 8:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

psrt I took off was the dried up flower at the end of the fruit

That won't hurt anything IF the bloom has actually been pollinated. But there is no reason to do it either. If you leave it alone it will fall off on its own. Not all blooms will set fruit and sometimes what you think is a small fruit the size of the pea is just the ovule of the bloom that will shrivel and die.

But basically it doesn't help the plant in anyway for you to do "house-keeping" on it and you can do damage so yes, it is best to just leave them alone except to monitor for pests.

Dave

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 5:11PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is it possible to grow vegetables in narrow shaded area.
Hi, We have small space between fence and left side...
ritholtz47
Boo hoo! Purple sprouting broccoli didn't survive the winter!
I was looking forward to early broccoli this year....
ffreidl z5a
What's up with these basil plants?
I planted these into my garden bed a week ago. I’ve...
sayangsito
WHO calls Roundup a probable carcinogen
Very interesting... I tend to remain neutral towards...
Peter (6b SE NY)
Beginner with a large garden
So my wife and I just moved into our new home in the...
chaven
Sponsored Products
Eggplant Clara Clark 1800 Series Sheet Set
$32.99 | zulily
Eggplant Textured Silk 10 1/4" Wide Ceiling Pendant
$99.99 | Lamps Plus
Eggplant Textured Silk 20" Wide Pendant Chandelier
Lamps Plus
Party-Perfect Bites Hardcover Book
$17.99 | Dot & Bo
Rhythm Eggplant 20 x 20-Inch Throw Pillow
$57.20 | Bellacor
Eggplant Clara Clark 1800 Series Sheet Set
$32.99 | zulily
Eggplant pencil lines napkin (set/4)
Origin Crafts
FSJ Lilah Pendant
Lightology
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™