Turkey berry Pea Eggplant Seed,AKA Jamaican Susumber /Gully bean, Asian Vegetable
Turkey berry Pea Eggplant Seed -Solanum Torvum AKA Jamaican Susumber Or Gully bean
Turkey berry Pea Eggplant Seed
Solanum torvum has clusters of small green fruits that are used in Thai cuisine. The extract of Solanum torvum fruit showed a wide spectrum of antimicrobial activities. Root and leaves for waist cramp, traumatic injury and gastric pain; also as antitussive, amenorrhoea and analgesic. For chronic coughs.
Scientific Name: Solanum torvum. Common Name: turkey berry, devil's fig, prickly solanum. Solanum hermanii This is a prickly shrub or small tree, up to 5 m tall. It is cultivated in the tropics for its sharp-tasting, immature fruits. Native to Mexico, Belize, Central America and the Caribbean.
This Vegetable ALSO Known by many other name:
SYNONYM(S) : Solanum ferrugineum Jacq., Solanum largiflorum C. White, Solanum ficifolium Ortega
ASSAMESE : Bhi tita.
BENGALI : Tita bagoon.
CHINESE : Dian qie zi, Shui qie, Ci qie, Qing qie, Shan dian qie.
DANISH : Ãrtenatskygge.
ENGLISH : Cherry eggplant, Green-fruited pea eggplant, Pea aubergine, Pea eggplant, Thai pea eggplant, Thai cultivated nightshade, Devil's fig, Water nightshade, Gully bean (Jamaica), Susumber (Jamaica), Turkeyberry (USA), Plate brush.
FRENCH :Aubergine sauvage, Aubergine pois, Graine magotte
GERMAN : Teufels-Nachtschatten.
HINDI : Bhurat, Bhankatiya (Fiji), Katai (Fiji).
ITALIAN : Morella della Giamaica.
JAPANESE : Suzume nasubi.
KANNADA : Sundekkayi.
MALAY : Terong rembang, Terong pipit (Sumatra), Pokak (Java), Takokak (Indonesia).
MALAYALAM : Anachunda.
MARATHI : Marang.
PORTUGUESE : Jurubeba (Brazil).
SPANISH : Berenjena cimarrona (Puerto Rico), Berenjena de gallina, Berenjena silvestre.
TAGALOG : Tandang aso, Takapasin.
TAMIL : Sundaikkai,
TELUGU : Kottuvastu.
THAI Ma khuea fuang, Makhua phuang), Makhua phuong, Ma khwaeng.
VIETNAMESE : dai hoa trang, hoang, nong.
VISAYAN : Taogotan, Talongon, Terongan, Talimbolo, Balbalusa.
Growing Pea Eggplants
To grow eggplants you need a good hot summer and then need plenty of drainage and hot sunlight. They like the humid and hot days more than other vegetables. Since they are small they are quick to grow with about 10 weeks until harvest time. Once they are ripe the yield tons of fruit. The more sunshine and hot weather you have the better these planets will grow.
Start indoors about 6-8 weeks before you plan to plant them outside. Start the seeds inside as direct seeding in the ground is not recommended. You can do this if you have temperature above freezing all year. The seedlings suffer shock when transplanted so use small 2-4 inch containers. Put about 2-3 seeds in each tray. A room temperature of at least 72ºF is ideal. Use a sunny window or plant lights once they begin growing.
You can grow this type of eggplant in a pot if you wish but be sure you have a good potting mix. Prepare the soil before you plant the eggplant seedlings. Plant your seedlings before the hot weather sets in so they will have time to grow. You should use some manure in the soil for fertilizer before you plant the seeds. If you have acidic soil use dolomite or lime for a dressing and then add potash which will encourage your eggplants to flower. Make sure they can get 6-8 hours of sunlight each day for optimal growth.
As the fruit grows be sure to water the plants at regular intervals so they will keep growing through the autumn as well. Trim back large clusters of ripe fruit as the eggplants will start to weight the plants down once they have enough fruit on them. Cut the stem so its short and watch out for the sharp spines on the leaves. Cover plants at night if it gets cool and then take this off once the sun comes out again. Use insecticide to control pests.
Dont leave your pea eggplants on the plants for too long as they will go brown and die. You want a shiny, glossy fruit that is soft when pressed. This tells you that the plant is ready for harvesting. Eat the eggplant within one week as they wont keep nay longer in the refrigerator. Enjoy your eggplant in a wide variety of dishes.
Did You Know? Eggplants are also used as a trap crop for cucumber beetles.
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Turkey berry Pea Eggplant Seed,AKA Jamaican Susumber Or Gully bean, Asian Vegetable