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Q.Eggplant ‘Split’ on Vine

Anonymous added on April 12, 2011 | Answered

The fruit (the white kind) looked good for the first couple weeks, then one day the fruit split open from top to bottom and dried out. Was this from over watering?

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Answered on April 12, 2011

It was probably caused by the same thing that causes this in tomatoes. It was under watered, then over watered, which causes the fruit to fill up and burst like a water balloon. This article explains how it happens in tomatoes and since eggplants and tomatoes are very closely related, it is the same thing: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-cracking.htm

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