are eggplants & peppers self pollinating?

tumblingtomatoesOctober 28, 2008

Hi, Are peppers & eggplants self pollinating like tomatoes & beans & lettuces? Thanks very much for the info!

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Yes. EP can benefit from some insect activity but it isn't required.

Dave

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 9:15AM
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rootdoctor

They are with wind, and can also be cross pollinated by insects or wind

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 9:57AM
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tumblingtomatoes

Thanks! Peppers too? (Sweet peppers/hot peppers also?)

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 3:38PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Yes, technically, although the correct term is actually self-fertile meaning each bloom contains both the female and male parts required for pollination to occur. But the 2 terms self-fertile and self-pollinating are often used interchangeably. As mentioned above insects and wind can also play a part in cross-pollinating but are not required for production in the normal environment.

They are all in the nightshade family - Solanaceae which includes datura, mandrake, belladonna, peppers, potatoes, tobacco, tomatoes, eggplant and petunias - and all members of that family are self-"pollinating". ;) OK?

Dave

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 4:24PM
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tumblingtomatoes

Thanks Dave! Appreciate the info! Thanks for giving me more details too, I love getting info here cause it is educational, always new things to learn!(Cool!)
Thanks for replying quickly too, appreciate it very much! Have a good evening. :)

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 7:40PM
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chaman(z7MD)

They can be hand pollinated very easily if they are in doors for over wintering.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 11:04PM
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