Growing Eggplant, also Aubergine

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01 Apr 20 Lea Zimmer (Australia - temperate climate)
Planted in January as as stated for the temperate zone area. There is only one eggplant forming but. numerous flowers can be seen it is a strong healthy bush and it was planted from seeds it is taking a very long time to grow and produce .prior to the planting of the seeds the soil was prepared with cow manure and nutrients and left to sit for 3 months. Can anyone advise me where do these flowers will form fruit I will I only have one eggplant also does the eggplant bush produce another season or does it need to be removed after fruiting.
13 Apr 20 Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Flowers sometimes need to be pollinated by hand to form fruit. Not enough bees around at some times of year. Just go out there with a cotton bud and transfer the pollen between flowers and you will have a bounty of fruit forming.
02 Apr 20 Genevieve (Australia - temperate climate)
Unlike you I bought a plant from Bunnings nursery here in Southern Tasmania, so the plant was probably ahead in growth by a month compare to yours. We had hot and cold weather since I planted in early December. Normally its a prolific plant but I only got 6 fruit off it and there are still flowers forming, guess you would be lucky if you get a few more. I'm not sure of your weather but if you don't get any more in May, the plant is an annual, so would need pulling up unfortunately.
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