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gorbelly July 25, 2016 10:23 PM

Eggplant production and seed saving
 
I'll be trying to save eggplant seed for the first time this year. My question is, will letting an eggplant over-ripen to the seed-saving stage stop production on that plant?

Father'sDaughter July 25, 2016 11:34 PM

I'm not sure, but I've had great success with letting one mature on a plant to the just over ripe stage, then pick it and let it finish inside.

They'll get really hard and dull first, which is about when I pick them. Then I leave them until they soften up before harvesting the seeds.

ilex July 26, 2016 06:27 AM

Probably somewhat, specially if plant is not very big.

Note they cross easily

gorbelly July 26, 2016 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ilex (Post 581509)
Note they cross easily

Yes, thanks. I've bagged the buds before they even open and will tickle the blossoms with a brush when they open to spread pollen around.


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