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Solanum integrifolium

 

Pumpkin On A Stick

This is a mainy ornamental eggplant that produces orange fruits resembling a small pumpkin. It has clusters of small blue-white flowers grow that are attractive to butterflies and bees. Early in the season the fruit is green, turning red orange in the fall. The stems are dark purple and the leaves are serrated blue-green with purple veins and sharp spines. Eggplants need warmth to do well, so in cool climates grow them in a greenhouse. In warmer climates they can be grown outdoors. They should be treated as tomatoes except that they require misting every day when flowers start.

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plant Features
  • Pumpkin On A Stick likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pumpkin On A Stick likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Pumpkin On A Stick is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Pumpkin On A Stick likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Pumpkin On A Stick

Latin name

Solanum integrifolium

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pumpkin On A Stick likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pumpkin On A Stick is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Pumpkin On A Stick likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Pumpkin On A Stick likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pumpkin On A Stick is 0.30meters x 0.80meters 0.30 M 0.80 M

Solanum integrifolium

This is a mainy ornamental eggplant that produces orange fruits resembling a small pumpkin. It has clusters of small blue-white flowers grow that are attractive to butterflies and bees. Early in the season the fruit is green, turning red orange in the fall. The stems are dark purple and the leaves are serrated blue-green with purple veins and sharp spines. Eggplants need warmth to do well, so in cool climates grow them in a greenhouse. In warmer climates they can be grown outdoors. They should be treated as tomatoes except that they require misting every day when flowers start.


Propagating by seed

From Early Winter TO Mid Winter

Aubergines can be grown outdoors in warm climates, but for cooler climates sow in a propagator, or heated (preferably) greenhouse. Sow seeds individually in pots of compost in early to mid Winter

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

In cool climates, plant the pot-grown seeds into a 9" pot when the pots are full of root, in a greenhouse. In warm climates, plant outdoors when the soil is warm, planting 2' apart, in a sunny sheltered position. (The soil can be warmed, prior to planting, by covering with a cloche)

 
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