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Old June 7, 2016   #1
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Default Ichiban eggplant buds!

I am totally bitten by the growing bug.
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Old June 9, 2016   #2
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Yay. How old are your plants?
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Ichiban is a good one. Try it grilled or in green curry.
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How exciting!!! You can also slice and stuff it in the middle before grilling, marinating, or broiling...it's amazing!
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Have you grown eggplant before?
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Basil,tomato and eggplant soup is one of our favorites. I also do a lower cal version of eggplant Parmesan,roasting the eggplant without batter instead of frying with batter or bread crumbs.
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Old June 10, 2016   #7
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Yay. How old are your plants?
Those were Bonnie sets I bought in early May. Hard to know when they were started, but I have had them transplanted in larger pots about 45-50 days. This is my first eggplant experience.
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Old June 11, 2016   #8
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Mine are transplanted almost 45 days too! 3 plants have flowers, 2 don't have any flowers.
What is a Bonnie set?
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Old June 12, 2016   #9
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A pre-sprouted plant ready for planting; my grandad called them sets - just stuck in my vocabulary.

Bonnie was the brand/company on the plant.
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Old June 23, 2016   #10
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First fruit - fairly excited
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Old June 23, 2016   #11
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You stinker! Now you're ahead of me. My fruits havent pushed out past the calyx even though I got flowers first! Too bad you didnt get the eggplant in focus.

Must be hot where you are. It's 84 deg F here which is really hot for here.

My biggest fruit is my Barbarella.

You have just Ichiban variety? You have one plant?
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I got some pics.

1 - Barbarella
2 - Rosa Bianca
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Old June 23, 2016   #13
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Nice looking plants/fruit to be

I have 5 Bonnie Ichiban plants - all have flowered; fruits have emerged on 2 with another 5 or 6 fertilized flowers. About 20 additional buds in total.

I also have 3 Black Beauty plants from Burpee seed. They are about a week behind - buds on two of the plants and a flower has bloomed in the last - about 15 buds between the three plants.

And yes - plenty of heat here: 96 here today!

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My eggplants would enjoy that temp, but I sure wouldn't!
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Are you seeing any dropped buds or unfertilized flowers?
My 'fairy tale' drops buds like crazy. But it also produces them like mad...

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