Sue Sanderson

Sue Sanderson – our horticulturist expert

Sue Says
Aubergine plants don’t have separate male and female flowers – they are in the same family group as tomatoes and potatoes. It may be beneficial to hand pollinate the flowers gently, passing a paintbrush between them, or by gently tapping the flowers (especially if it is being grown in a greenhouse). You don’t have to cut back the plant but a prune will encourage new growth. Make sure you provide a stake to support the plant as it grows and sets fruit. Once you can see the fruit has set you can restrict the fruits to about 5 or 6 per plant to get bigger aubergines but that’s entirely up to you!

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