Eggplant, Red Ruffled

Catalog #1403

4303
(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.
START INDOORS
8 weeks before last frost
GERMINATION
14 Days
PLANT OUTDOORS
18-24" Apart
LIGHT
Full Sun

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

Price:  Free!

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