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Old April 23, 2015   #1
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Are eggplant flowers self fertile in the same way that tomatoes are?
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Are eggplant flowers self fertile in the same way that tomatoes are?

Yes.

They also make great grasshopper traps they will eat the eggplant and ignore the tomatoes until the eggplant are gone.

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I remember grasshoppers when I was a kid. There were zillions of tem all over the place in summer. Now I can't remember the last time I saw one, they altogether disappeared.
I don't recall them ever bothering tomato or eggplants. Must be those big Texas grasshoppers that are the troublemakers.
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Yes.

They also make great grasshopper traps they will eat the eggplant and ignore the tomatoes until the eggplant are gone.

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But I'm looking forward to eggplant gumbo!
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