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Eggplant Pollination by Hand?? I don't actually see any pollen....

Post  jymarino on 7/7/2011, 11:27 am

I have hand pollinated my eggplant blossoms for the second day in a row. I swished the brush gently around the blossom multiple times but have yet to see anything resembling pollen come out. There are yellow "nodes" and a whitish "node" in the middle of them. Is eggplant pollen so small that the human eye can't see it? Any help is appreciated!

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Re: Eggplant Pollination by Hand?? I don't actually see any pollen....

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 7/7/2011, 12:41 pm

Being from the damp side of Oregon, I've not been that successful growing eggplants. However, this year I planted several "baby" eggplants, most in the south-facing raised bed against the house's foundation, and two in a large container on the deck, where it's quite warm from 11:00 am to dusk. (Varieties are: Japanese Dewako One Bite and Thai hybrid Tiger.) No attempts at hand pollinating, and I've not seen any insects messing about in the flowers, but an eggplant is forming on the container's Dewako; it's already showing a handsome deep purple color. Should we get a reasonable harvest, next year I shall expand my plantings on the deck to showcase these beautiful plants and their handsome lavender flowers. Suppose some Thai basil around the eggplants would be appropriate? Edible landscaping? Nonna

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Re: Eggplant Pollination by Hand?? I don't actually see any pollen....

Post  littlejo on 7/7/2011, 8:46 pm

Most varieties of Eggplant have flowers that stay open for 24 hrs or longer.
Supposedly the flowers are made for easy pollination, anything that comes close will transfer the pollen. It may be too damp for the pollen to be dusty. I remember 'someone' telling how to dry it out?

I've seen a bee on my Ickaban eggplant, can anyone tell me, is this a bumble bee?




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Post  camprn on 7/7/2011, 10:33 pm

Yes that is a bumble bee and your eggplant is lookin' lovely! Very Happy
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