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

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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
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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
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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
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