Ornamental Eggplant 'Pumpkin on a Stick' Seeds

A real conversation piece in the garden and in fresh arrangements.

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$2.50

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A real conversation piece in the garden and in fresh arrangements. Few people will guess what type of plant it is, but everyone loves the cute little pumpkin-shaped fruits of this ornamental eggplant. Often added to fresh or dried florist arrangements. Also called Red China or Scarlet Chinese eggplant, the bitter tasting fruits are used in Asian cooking.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Solanum integrifolium
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested, Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Spring, Mid-Summer
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored, Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25