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EGGPLANT Red Ruffles

Solanum aethiopicum

Stock: Available

$4.20

Family: Solanaceae

Characteristics: Annual or perennial shrub

Seed per packet: 30

An Asian variety from Thailand also known as Hmong Red that produces bright red, round, ribbed fruits 75mm diameter (3”) on 60-90cm (2-3’) plants. Fruits are bitter and used extensively in Asian cuisine. Best when harvesting young (green). Used as “miniature pumpkins" in floral arrangements.
Maturity 65-75 days

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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