Eggplant Plants
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Eggplant flower falling

Zone Chennai | Govind added on August 22, 2016 | Answered

I live in Chennai (India - temp day high -35 degree C, night low -27 degree C). I have planted eggplants in my terrace in growing bags. Soil composition soil 50%, coco peat 50%. Vermicompost and cow dung. I use a seaweed extract as foliar spray once in 10 days. Plants are healthy but the buds bloom dry and fall off. To date have not gotten a single fruit. Please help

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Alisma
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Answered on August 23, 2016

It sounds like you are treating the plants well. This could be a pollination problem:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/eggplant/pollinating-eggplants-by-hand.htm

Flowers can also be killed by high heat, especially if the variety you have is one adapted to cooler climates. Also check this article:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/eggplant/what-to-do-for-eggplant-blossoms-drying-out-and-falling-off.htm

Excessive nitrogen (such as from cow dung) could also inhibit fruit production, but since your plants are producing plenty of flowers this is probably not the case.

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