Pumkin on a Stick (Ornamental Eggplant)

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Height: 36”   Spread: 18”
This charmer is actually an eggplant! Very attractive foliage that protects the clusters of 2- to 5-inch fruits from sunscald. After the insignificant blooms pass in mid- to late summer, the fruit appears. At first it’s pale green and nubby. But it quickly achieves its pumpkin-y shape, then turns rich, deep scarlet. This persists into autumn, when the first chilly weather begins to turn the scarlet to orange. Within a week or two, you have it — pumpkins on a stick! Be careful of the thorns when working with the plant. For indoor bouquets and arrangements all autumn long!