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Eggplant--flower to fruit time?

Posted by homegardener2009 6b SE PA (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 26, 09 at 19:46

My eggplants have just started flowering. They're just regulart Burpee eggplants, I don't even think they have a name. Does anyone have any idea how long it takes for them to form mature fruits from the time they flower? Thanks.

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RE: Eggplant--flower to fruit time?

Not familiar with Burpee eggplants, but I guess they're the standard American type. I only grow Japanese and Chinese types, the ones that are elongated. They seem to be ready to pick in less than 2 weeks from flowering here in SC. Not sure if that's of any help. But the time is going to depend on variety and temperature mostly. Dave

RE: Eggplant--flower to fruit time?

Thanks for that. That gives me a general time frame anyway. Two weeks isn't so bad. :)

RE: Eggplant--flower to fruit time?

Mine are plain ole regular eggplant as well. Although I do not know if they came from Burpee (bought as seedlings).

See the following post for a pictorial "tale of our first eggplant from bud to veggie". (near the bottom of the page) We harvested it at 18 days on 7/16. It was about 4-5" long just over 9 ounces. We probably should have waited longer to harvest.

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