(Solanum aethiopicum) (aka Hmong Red) From Thailand; introduced as
an ornamental in the 19th century. Ribbed red-orange
3" fruits are borne in abundance on 2-3'
tall plants. Fruits are bitter and used extensively in
Asian cuisine. Referred to as miniature pumpkins by
florists. 65-75 days from transplant.
8 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors
once danger of frost has passed and soil is warm.
Using landscape fabric or black plastic can
accelerate growth and productivity in cooler
climates. ± 8,200 seeds/oz