Scientific Name: Solanum Integrifolium
Other Common Names: Chinese Scarlet Eggplant, Japanese Golden Eggs, Ruffled Tomato and Tomato Eggplant.
The orange and green miniature pumpkin-shaped fruit is edible and has a mild peppery taste. It is typically used in Asian cuisines, as westerners tend not to like the flavour.But if you want to try it, simply use it like you would a bell pepper. Add to stir fries and salads.
Instead, they prefer to use the tree for ornamental purposes. These trees will definitely brighten up the home during the fall season!
They are generally available beginning in September through to November, making them perfect for Halloween decorating!
For better hydration of flowering branches, whittle off the base of the stem and a small amount of surrounding bark. Vase life varies from 1 to 2 weeks depending on age and environmental conditions.
Cuttings from this plant make gorgeous decor items for Autumn or Halloween and can be used in fall arrangements and centerpieces, as Halloween ornaments on a Halloween tree, or on their own. When used as decor, harvest fresh stalks or allow fruit to dry on the stem (remove leaves) and use as a dry plant accessory.