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are eggplants & peppers self pollinating?

Posted by tumblingtomatoes fl (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 28, 08 at 8:51

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


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RE: are eggplants & peppers self pollinating?

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

Dave


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RE: are eggplants & peppers self pollinating?

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


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RE: are eggplants & peppers self pollinating?

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


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RE: are eggplants & peppers self pollinating?

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


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RE: are eggplants & peppers self pollinating?

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. :)


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RE: are eggplants & peppers self pollinating?

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


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