Pea Eggplant (Solanum torvum) flowers blooming
Pea Eggplant (Solanum torvum) leaves arent fuzzy like Common Eggplant nor shiny like African EggplantPea Eggplant (Solanum torvum) cluster of flower pods ready to openPea Eggplant (Solanum torvum) flowers blooming

Eggplant, BRUSH PEA (Solanum torvum) Grafter’s Choice!


Pea eggplant (Solanum torvum) is well known in Thailand. These pea-sized berries of the nightshade plant grow in clusters, look very similar to green peas and have a slightly bitter taste. They are eaten raw with Thai shrimp or chili pastes, stir fried, or added to Thai green and jungle curries. This species is a vigorously growing perennial, making it excitingly choice rootstock for its compatible Solanum cousins such as Tomatoes, Naranjilla‘s & other Eggplants.

These live plants regularly outgrow the standard flat rate shipping size.
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Ordering Options:
10 Live Seeds | 1 Live Plant (2″⬜ rootball/pot) | One Live Plant (3.5″⬜ pot) | Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE | Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)



Product Description


Shipping Upgrades:
-CHOICE: Bigger box + choice select + less trimming = superior specimens normally not provided under the flat rate system.

We can ship out all year round, but that doesn’t mean we can ship to you. If you live in a FROZEN state and don’t want to wait until the thaw we can add heat packs. The parcel will also be wrapped / sealed  / taped more thoroughly than usual. For best results add on this upgrade for as many true tropical plants you order, or know that each upgrade unit will provide 2 heat packs to the parcel. If you only add 2 heat packs to a bigger order we can’t be held responsible if things die. A lot of stuff in the inventory can deal with being cold actually, but other stuff simply cannot. If you see this message then the order will be held until you thaw, unless you add heat packs (72 hour). Unless you have it shipped to your workplace (recommended), they might be labelled advising the USPS hold the parcel indoors at the Office for you to pick up (they may or may not actually do it).

Growing Info:
Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Surface-sow and keep moist until sprouts appear, which can take up to three weeks or so. Transplant into the garden when weather has settled and soil is warm. Provide full sun, rich soil and ample moisture.

Turkey berry is being crossed with eggplant in an attempt to incorporate genes for resistance to Verticillium wilt into the vegetable.

Common Names:
Thai Makheua Puang Pea, Plate Brush Eggplant, Pea Aubergine, Turkey Berry, Grafter’s Eggplant, Devil’s Fig, Prickly Nightshade, Shoo-shoo Bush, Wild Eggplant, Pea Eggplant, Pea Aubergine, Susumber (in Jamaica), boo, terongan, tekokak, berenjena cimarrona, berenjena de gallina, berenjena silvestre, tabacón, pendejera, tomatillo, bâtard balengène, zamorette, friega-platos, sundaikkai (Tamil: சுண்டைக்காய்), Thibbatu (Sinhala), makhua phuang (Thai: มะเขือพวง), suzume nasu (Japan: 雀茄子), and many other names.

Pea Eggplant Research Data Links:
Bing ImagesDave’s GardenGoogle ScholarPubMed.govUSDA –  WikipediaYoutube Videos

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25+ Live Seeds, 1 Live Plant (2″ rootball/pot), One Live Plant (3.5″ pot), Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE, Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)

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