Red Ruffled Eggplant Seeds a.k.a Hmong Red
Perfect for the flower bed And vegetable garden.
(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.
Eggplant Solanum melongena, S.torvum General Sowing information: Sow January onwards, plant out end of April onwards after the last frost, harvest July onwards. Recommended to be grown under cover but if grown outdoors in warm areas plant out June and harvest mid August onwards. Sow 20-30Â°C in trays onto seed compost and lightly cover, soaking the seeds in warm water 24hrs prior to sowing aids germination. prick out into 9cm pots then transplant into large pots then into sheltered site in garden when all risk of frost has passed space 50-60cm between plants. Keep well watered and feed every week. Greenhouse:- grow in 20cm pots, greenhouse borders or growing bags. Outdoors in pots, growbags or direct into garden soil.
Did You Know? Eggplants are also used as a trap crop for cucumber beetles.