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Old July 25, 2016   #1
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Default 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?
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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.
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Probably somewhat, specially if plant is not very big.

Note they cross easily
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Old July 26, 2016   #4
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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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