Now, to be clear the pumpkin tree is not so much a tree as it is a smallish plant, but it is the perfect “tree” for Halloween. Solanum is the botanical name for a group of specific plants with sub-categories of plants that include the Pumpkin Tree, also known as Pumpkin on a Stick, Hmong Eggplant, and more.
The best thing about the Pumpkin Tree is that all the adorable tiny round fruits on the plant make Solanum really resemble a tree packed with pumpkins, which kids will LOVE. Florists use this plant for many fall arrangements and they’re also used in some Asian dishes. Of course, carving these tiny pumpkin fruits is out of the question, but this is still a wonderful and fun family plant.
- Get Pumpkin Tree seeds: Organic Ornamental Eggplant Pumpkin on a Stick Seeds
- Learn to grow Pumpkin Trees
- Another helpful growing guide
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