This variety of eggplant is well-branched and upright, making it suitable for open fields and protected culture in addition to container gardening, raised beds, greenhouses or as a focal point in the garden. Plant your Pumpkin Sticks seeds in the spring, grow your seedlings over the summer like other eggplants and harvest the crop in the fall.
The plant looks like a typical eggplant, thorns and all, with a 16 - 20” spread until the stems and fruit start to form. Then the 12 - 16” stems produce 6 - 8 pumpkin-like fruits that ripen from green to red to burnt orange 65 days after transplant. When growing, pumpkin eggplant features large foliage and signature miniature faux pumpkins that make unique fall decorations when dried.
Approx. 30 seeds per packet
Depth: 1/4 inch
Spacing: 4 inch
Soil type: well draining, hummus rich soil
Sun: full sun
Days to harvest: 60 days
Hardiness Zones: 5-12
Start indoors in bright light 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination. Setting out larger transplants helps to fight pest pressure.
Hand harvested and packed for the 2023 season. We are a small batch grower, so limited quantities are available.
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