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    Default Aubergines? How many can I expect?

    Hi I bought an aubergine plant when it was tiny, and it is doing really well. Loads of flowers coming still. I have just cut 2 supermarket sized fruits off it and we had them for tea in a potato gratin (yum).
    Question is how many can I expect from the plant as I have already had 2 whoppers? It's in the GH in a very large pot.

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    I have three good sized fruits at the moment but I read you are probably looking at supporting 5 fruits per plant at the most.

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    I pick mine fairly small (smaller than tennis ball) and the fruit seems to just keep on coming.
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    None if my plants are anything to go by, have tried growing them loads but only ever had one fruiting year! Lots of flowers though which at least are pretty!

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    I've got one baby aubergine on mine at the moment & about 4 other flowers & like Shushkin I've read that about 5 is the most you will normally get off a plant. You can get more especially if you're growing them undercover but I think they advise you to stop the plant & remove any extra flowers so the plant puts it's energy into developing the fruits before frosts arrive.
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    In 3 years of trying I never had a single fruit So I don't/won't grow them any more. Or melons, never got a fruit off a melon plant either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarzWix View Post
    In 3 years of trying I never had a single fruit So I don't/won't grow them any more. Or melons, never got a fruit off a melon plant either!
    Same here! Although this is my first year attempting them. I have 2 Aubergine plants, that have so far been an epic failiure: One baby fruit between the two, which got completely hollowed out by slugs before it could mature!

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    So maybe I should be grateful for the 2 whoppers I have had!
    I can see at least 2 more little ones coming so maybe that will be the lot.
    Cheers, janeyo

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