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Q.Eggplant Problems

Anonymous added on January 18, 2014 | Answered

I live in coastal sub tropical Queensland in Australia and have planted three types of eggplant – Calliope, Ivory and Nancy. All have yielded fruit but the fruit from all three varieties always contain more seeds than flesh. Any ideas to stop this from happening?

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Answered on January 18, 2014

Typically this condition is caused by letting your fruit become too mature. I would recommend trying to pick the fruit at an earlier stage. If you find that the fruit are too small before you pick them, then this is a sign that the plants are under too much stress. Try giving them some additional water and some nutrients, either from compost or fertilizer. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/eggplant/seedy-eggplants.htm

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