Pumpkin on a Stick Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

4 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

A real conversation piece in the garden and in floral arrangements. Few people will guess what type of plant it is, but everyone loves the cute, little pumpkin-shaped fruits of this 1800s ornamental eggplant. Often added to fresh or dried florist arrangements. Also called 'Red China' or 'Scarlet Chinese' eggplant, the bitter fruits are used in Asian cooking.

$2.69 30 seeds

Botanical Name: Solanum aethiopicum

Days to Maturity: 65–70 days after transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Africa

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 3'–4' tall, 2'–3' wide

Variety Information: Purple star-shaped flowers followed by 2"–3" green fruits that ripen to an orange-red.

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 80°–90°F. Transplant outdoors when the soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 10–20 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors; plant 24"–36" apart outside.

Thinning: Not required.

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Pumpkin on a Stick Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

seeds for fun

4 out of 5 stars Jun 2, 2020
These seeds had very good germination. Plants are strong and vigorous. Hope they produce really well.
Connie Tande from SD

Great Experience

5 out of 5 stars Jun 4, 2021
I love these seeds. I grew these in 2020. Everyone admired them. I let them dry out and used the stalk as vase decoration. Easy to Grow.
Cristianna from DC

Love these

5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
I love this plant! It's a different kind of decor in the garden or vase. The spikes on the leaves are a bit intimidating, but the little pumpkins are cute. I'm definitely growing these every year.
Toni from CO

Pumpkin on a stick

2 out of 5 stars Dec 5, 2021
Sowed in a pot and they sprouted and did fine!
Michelle from IN
Owner Response: Hi Michelle, Thank you for your feedback. Was there something about the seed that didn't perform? Please feel free to contact our customer service to troubleshoot issues or for advice if something was unsatisfactory.

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