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EGGPLANT Red Ruffles - Solanum aethiopicum

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: V 24


Family: Solanaceae
Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub

Seed per packet:  Approx. 30
Seed per gram: Approx. 330

An Asian variety from Thailand used extensively in Asian cuisine that is also known as Hmong Red that produces bright red, round, ribbed fruits 75mm diameter on 60-90cm plants. The fruits are very tasty when green but turn bitter as they mature to red.

Best when harvesting young (green). Used as “miniature pumpkins" in floral arrangements.

Grow notes:

Adaptable to most good garden soils that is well composted and free draining. Requires full sun and a long growing season. Perennial in the tropics but generally grown as an annual in temperate zones.

Tropical: Year Round 
Temperate: Sring to Early Summer
Cold: Spring

Sow: 6mm deep.
Sow direct or grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when 6-7cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days.
Plant space: 60-75cm
Row space: 60-75cm
Maturity: 6-10 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants

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