Eggplant Plants

Eggplant – Misshaped Fruits

Anonymous added on August 6, 2011 | Answered

I am growing heirloom Black Beauty eggplants. The plants look very healthy and are thriving in this heat. There are a large number of fruits on the plants, but the bottom of the fruits are scalloped and irregularly shaped. I have never encountered this problem before. I'm interested to know what this could be from.

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Answered on August 7, 2011

This is caused by poor pollination. It has been a common problem for tomatoes, peppers and eggplant this year due to the high heat and humidity, which interferes with the pollination.

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