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I wondered if anyone would know where I could order Pea Eggplant seeds (Solanum Torvum).I've been trying to search on google in Australia but couldn't find any.I'm willing to buy from anyone who would have some available.I'm from Thailand and just recenlty moved here and live quite far from a big city.It's hard to find things.
Please help!
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
I think I have it growing wild by the side of the road not far from me. It's in full flower at the moment, will save some seed if you like. If you'd like to post your e-mail address here I'll delete it once I have it written down.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
I also have some Solanum aethiopicum seed for sale on ebay at the moment. It makes a nice addition to a stirfry when still green.
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Paddy says...
Thanks Phil,
I don't mind if you would also put Pea Eggplant seeds on eBay too,cos I think there will be people looking for them as well.I can also buy them from your eBay once it's ready if it's more convenient for you.Just notify me.

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Phil@Tyalgum says...
No they're free of charge Paddy, it doesn't cost me anything to pick the wild fruit. Some people like to use S. torvum as a rootstock for grafting eggplants on to in cooler climates.
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Paddy says...
Thanks again Phil,I'm looking forward to it.Cannot wait to use them for Thai cooking!
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brad says...
I can't recall what he used but Joe at Tass 1 in perth had eggplant grafted onto a huge plant. He did multiple grafts and enough took for it to be worth it. He was planning on growing more rootstock and maybe offering them for sale next year.

I was given some pot bound leftover eggplant seedlings at the end of last summer. I've never grown it before. I put them in the ground and they've survived winter so I'm curious if I'll get anything. I've seen a few flowers but no fruit. Looks a bit sickly too. Worth persevering or throw out?
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Yes they can look a bit ragged at the end of winter but if they are still alive they should take off with the warmer weather and you'll get another season from them.
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rev says...
Hey Paddy

Im into asian and othe tropical veg too.
I sell plants and seeds, but i prefer to trade when its an option
If youre looking to find things or have extras let me know
i know what its like in a remote town!
good ide ato hit the asian grocer stores everythime you go to brisbane and look for propagules!
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Paddy says...
Hi Rev,
Nice to know that you are into asian and tropical veg. as well.
I've just moved to Australia not long ago,so I'm still new and try to collect veg. especially for Thai cooking.Please feel free to email me too guidetogo@yahoo.com I would love to get some stuff from you if there are things I happen to like or need.
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Speedy says...
Keep it going Brad they last for several years.

They also grow ok from cuttings and are a good tough rootstock for other eggplants if you have soil/root problems.
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Rafina says...
Hi there,
I was wondering if you still have some of the seeds left? Thks.

Cheers,
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Adam says...
You might have trouble getting this species into WA due to quarantine restrictions, so best to check first.
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Rafina says...
Adam, from my experience i had some ordered few years back from Eden Seeds in Queensland but no quarantine restrictions (otherwise status). Unfortunately i have no luck with the seedling. Cheers.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Paddy can you put your e-mail address on here again, I collected some Thai pea eggplant fruit today (S. Torvum) but unfortunately have lost your address. I'll delete the post as soon as I write it down. Thanks.
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John Mc says...
Paddy's addy is still there Phil. I just noticed it while I was reading the older posts:

guidetogo@yahoo.com
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dekka says...
Reading your forum on pea eggplant seeds with interest. Just back from Thailand and also very interested in growing the pea eggplants - which seem to be a important ingredient in the Thai green curry. Any chance of seed for me too please - happy to pay for postage or whatever.

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Phil@Tyalgum says...
No worries Dekka, have just picked some from the roadside here, a little on the green side so will try and get them to ripen before I pack them. I drive past a feral plant every day so will keep an eye open for more ripe fruit. Let me know your email address and I'll organize to post them.
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dekka says...
Thanks Phil, much appreciated, my email address is dcp.klp@bigpond.net.au
Happy to fix you up for postage etc

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Jeni says...
Phil,

Just wondering if you had any seeds left?! They really are hard to track down!

Jeni

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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Yes there are ripe fruit around at the moment I'm pretty sure, post your e-mail address here and I'll be in touch.
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shirley says...
Hi Phil, I am also wondering if you had any seeds left. I have been trying to get some for a long time with no luck. Thanks.

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Mich says...
I too am looking to source pea eggplant seeds! I am wondering if anyone knows where they can be sourced please?
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Charles cant spell says...
Got a cutting a few months ago and its going bonkers, any ideas on exact Id ?
Was looking for a solanacea root stock.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
The second pic looks like S. torvum, it has arrow shaped leaves with a few spines underneath. The shape of the leaves in the first photo are a little different tho - are they the same plant? I still have seeds of S. torvum and S. mauritianum but doubt that they'd be allowed into WA worse luck
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Charles cant spell says...
Yeah same plant I thought it was odd to. Just a bit off the top of the bush so it should all be the same. I think the round leaves are substantially older and where some of the first leaves off the cutting, maybe that made them a different shape.
I would say second pic is more representative, though that branch doesn't have any fruit yet just the flowers, hence including pic 1.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Good to know it grows from cuttings, it is used by a lot of mediterranean immigrants as a rootstock to graft their eggplants onto.
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John says...
This is a message to Phil Tyalgum. I have looked at your edibles page and wonder if I could purchase or swap some seed. I am especially after seed of different varieties of the American Custard apple Asimina Triloba.

Thanks

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Phil@Tyalgum says...
John my plants are only a few years old and not bearing yet. I recently bought some seed from a supplier in the US, sixty seeds for about twelve dollars but they have already been planted out after stratifying for a few months. I may be doing the same next year as they usually become available in the American fall season. Would be happy to share them with you. Some of my young trees are from named cultivars which I was lucky to get hold of before one of the research stations closed to the public. Do a search on eBay in the meantime, you often see them come up for sale. Phil.
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Dylan says...
Phil,

Any chance at all of getting some seeds from you? All google searches lead me back here.

Cheers
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Dylan is it the Pea eggplant or the American paw paw you're after? There seems to be a couple of species running in this thread atm. Phil.
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Dylan says...
Hi Phil,

Sorry, definitely the pea eggplant if possible.

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Dylan says...
Hi Phil,

Got the pea eggplant seeds, thanks a million, your generosity is amazing.

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amanda says...
Hey guys - is there an eggplant variety that doesn't have lots of seeds? I really like the small long ones - but by the time I buy them at the shop their seeds have gone dark and hard (and are not very nice to eat)
Can this be avoided with home grown..?
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Brendan says...
Yes amanda,
The trick is to pick & eat them young, it's usually only the old ones that have the seeds :-)
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amanda says...
ah - I guess that's why the shop one's are like this then Brendan...I will just have to grow my own :)
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Brad says...
a friend recently advised to pick eggplant before they start to lose their shine. when they go dull, they go seedy. I believe it
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Julie says...
Phil, do you still have excess pea eggplant seeds? I seem to keep coming across references to them in food articles,in green curry, and they sound good.

If you do have some,I would love a few. There is no rush, as I couldn't sow them till spring anyway.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Yes have just prepared another batch as I seem to get fairly constant requests for them. No doubt they are prohibited in WA so when I send them they will be unlabelled.
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Julie says...
Why would they be prohibited, if we can grow other eggplants?
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Charles cant spell says...
If it (pea eggplant) is the same as the Turkey Berry then its on the invasive weed list, hence the difference. I.e the one that grows well in our local conditions and produces crops without excessive pampering and fertilisers is prohibited.

Obvious isn't it :)

Julie and other WA folks can have seed from me, I am trying more cutting but they are not taking yet for some reason. JK wants some to.
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amanda says...
Is there some special taste associated with these pea eggplants? (have never tried them myself..) - or are they popular because of this ease of growing CSS?
That list just seems to get bigger all the time doesn't it..? :-(
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
I grow it with a view of using it as a rootstock on grafted eggplants in cooler climates, where it can become quite a sturdy shrub. No doubt they do ok on their own in your climate Amanda!

http://www.italymag.co.uk/italy/sicily/italian-grows-tomato-eggplant-tree
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amanda says...
Wow - has anyone here tried the tomatoe plant graft onto this eggplant?
The have grafted tomatoes in Bunnings sometimes..are they these?
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Charles cant spell says...
no I doubt it, this plant gets 2-2.5 meters, even with a eggplant or tomato on it I suspect if it took it would be far more vigorous, I think the grafts in the shops are just susceptible (but good tomatoes) on unsusceptible tomato rootstock for Verticulm and fusairum wilts etc.

And like Phil I have it for grafting purposes, also have Kangaroo apple now but it doesn't look as similar for stem grafting purposes. But yes untried yet. Joe - Tass1 trees apparently did some and the italian guy down the road has purple mandarin sized eggplants all over bushes that are about 1.8 m all the way along his fence. One day I will drop in and have a chat.
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amanda says...
CCS - we have what looks to be native bush tomatoes that grow wild here (on roadside etc)...so damn tough..can eggplant and tomatoe be grafted onto to these then?
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amanda says...
CSS/others: If I picked the 'wrong' bush tomatoe and got one of the poisonous spp - could the fruit end up being poisonous from the graft?
This is a pic of the bush tomatoe - but apparently it takes a knowledgable person to make sure you have the right one!?
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
I read about an american couple who grafted food plants onto Brugmansias and grew poisoned tomatoes so yes, be careful of the rootstock you choose!
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amanda says...
Ta Phil... :)
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Tino says...
Hey Phil do you have any seeds left, wouldn't mind trying them in the Gardens down here. How cold hardy do you think they are?
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speedy says...
Mine frosted a couple of days ago.
they come back in the spring though.
They'll grow them from cuttings if no seed is available.
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JK says...
I saw 4 well grown Thai Eggplant (Turkey Berry) Trees, behind some asian shop/house in Northbridge. Couldn't find anyoone around to ask. Guess, its pretty common in asin houses. Has anyone in Perth know more about this?
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Charles cant spell says...
Hi JK still trying to get come cuttings to strike, onto a second lot, I am guessing it likes warm weather or some kind of pampering to strike. Or maybe my wicking beds are just to wet.
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JK says...
http://www.lifeisagarden.com.au/Folder?Action=Download&Folder_id=129&File=Fthaipeaeggplant.pdf
Found this link. It says plant before Summer
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gus says...
Hi Phil

I don't suppose you have any of the S. mauritianum seeds left do you?
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Actually no, but have some S. Torvum seeds if you like, I think they make a better rootstock if it's grafting you have in mind. Post your e-mail address here and I can send you some. S. mauritianum is still unripe around here but can get plenty if that's what you're after.
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gus says...
Thankyou Phil but I actually already have some torvum. Yes I did have grafting in mind but was a little put off by the fact that torvum only last a couple of years. I thought I would be better of with mauritianum as they last for many years?
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Brendan says...
Hi Tino,
Are you the Tino from ABC Gardening Australia?
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
The torvum are actually tree-like gus, they must be about four metres tall and as much wide, look like they have been there for decades. Much more substantial that the wild tobacco (mauritianum). But happy to send seeds all the same, just watch it in bushland areas.
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Mike says...
They are really common here as they are spread by birds and bats.I regularly pull seedlings out of the garden and they get 4m+ just like the wild tobacco on the tablelands.Thai people collect them and sell them at the markets.Thai people also cultivate a smaller pea eggplant with smaller berries that go from white to red when ripe.I grew them in my yard for a while.
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gus says...
Thanks Phil, maybe I should try out the torvum first and see how I go.
Was hoping an eggplant tree would last for several years but everything I have read about torvum suggests they only last a couple of years?
I will try it out and see how I go
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Yes there are some massive specimens up here, I think they may be longer lived than you thought. Would look great as a multigraft, quite the showpiece if you could do various eggplants of different branches.
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My skills are very limited but if I get something going will post some pictures.
Thanks again for the info.
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Andrewschooks says...
I've been using S. chrysotrichum or Giant Devil's Fig (GDF)as a rootstock for eggplant. The plants do indeed last several years and are very productive. You do need to keep an eye out for suckering however. GDF grows as a weed of waterways around Brisbane, so accessing plants or seeds is easy, grafting was pretty easy too.
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Khun Ying says...
Sawadee Ka K. Paddy,

I'm original from Thailand too. At this moment, I'm in Canberra but plan to move to Donnybrooke, Brisbane at the end of the year.

I've been looking for this eggplant as other type of Asian vegetables that I like in Thailand. So I can grow them for my cooking.

In the furture, I have some, I will share with you if you leave your email or send me an email.

Cheers,
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gus says...
Well Andrew, if you wanted to sell some seeds you could probably make a killing on this forum.
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gus says...
Except in Brisbane
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Andrewschooks says...
Just in case people get a rush of blood to the head, I dont think it is a good idea to spread GDF seed about as I'm sure it is a nasty environmental weed.

O and it does not seem to work very well for tomato. I use a commercial hybrid tomato rootstock for them that I grow from cuttings.
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Hi phil do you still have any pea egg plant seeds left?
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
I think after reading Andrewschooks posting above, the plants I am using are S. chrysotrichum - should still be ok for grafting but maybe not so good eating. Have plenty of seed tho - very similar to S. torvum in appearance.
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John Mc says...
Do you think they use S.torvum for the rootstock of grafted tamarillow? I bought one last week and cut the scion off the top just for the rootstock that was sprouting underneath. Mad huh?
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Wade says...
Hi Gus and Charles,

Can either of you supply Thai Pea Eggplant (Torvum) seeds?

I'm in Balcatta so I can pick up if posting isn't an option.

wadee@rewardsgroup dot com dot au

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Charles cant spell says...
Yep should be able to dig them up, I think I have a cutting or two, JK was after one a while back also. May as well drop in for a look and chat might find something else you want a cutting of. I will email you details.
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timmy says...
this web page has all the solonaceae's listed and ID'd to help ID you plants you have
http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/lucid_keys/Solanaceae/Solanaceae_common_names.shtml

I have grafted many eggplants onto S.torvum and have a batch i just started at the moment... the torvum are growing everywhere atm after the rainforest was destroyed from cyclone YASI.

I previously had 5 grafted plants which grew for over 4 years before the bloke next door poisoned them through the fence... one survived which i passed over to a mate who is still growing it nearly 7 years later - not a big bush, but still growing.

I have just planted torvum seeds too to try grafting tomatoes onto... has anyone here actually tried this before?

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Nick says...
If anyone wants some pea eggplant seeds I recently bought a packet in Thailand :)
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Hi Nick
I would like to buy some off you.
My email is nick.giancola@ceramictilescentre.com.au
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Hey nick, just send me your address to niksmaster2008@hotmail.com and I'll send the seeds as soon as possible!
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Rohde says...
Hey Phill, just wondering if you have any of the pea eggplant seeds left. Can you email me at rohdster@bigpond.com
Thanks
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Actually I think the species I have is Solanum chrysotichrum, although superficially alike, it doesn't seem to crop well like the pea eggplant. It would still make a good eggplant rootstock tho. I'm not so sure the fruit are edible in this species, although they do look remarkably like S. torvum.
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Saranya McDonald says...
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My name saranya I just bought the pea eggplants plant from Springvale market in Victoria $15 each. Hopefully it grows good this year.
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hi Im learning to cook This food and i keep getting items in the recipes that i can't seem to find can I please get some help from you guys i am looking for Thai eggplants and pea eggplants not to sure if they are available in or around Wide bay QLD have looked all over the place but can't find them :)
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Thai eggplants are avail as seed,try 4seasons seeds, or google.au search thai eggplant seeds. Some types are Long Green,Kermit,Petch. Lao green stripe, and Vietnamese purple are also similar.
Sometimes Asian groceries sell them as vegetables, and seed can be extracted.
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John Mc says...
I bought a grafted Tamarillow, removed the graft and grew the rootstock on for propagating eggplants and tomatoes onto.
I was hoping the rootstock was going to be Solanum Capsicoides (Devilís Plant or Cockroach Berry) or Devilís Fig (Solanum Torvum), no luck, the propagators used what appears to be Wild tobacco (Solanum mauritianum).

Can anyone tell me if the latter is as good as the aformentioned for grafting eggplants and tomatoes? If not, which cv has the better characteristics for things like growing on for several years, cold hardiness?
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charles says...
thank you very much akfruit etiquette for your help
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Gus says...
Has anyone seen Solanum chrysotichrum (giant devils fig) or Solanum Capsicoides in Perth?
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Missdee says...
Would love some seeds if possible of the Thai Pea Eggplant. I bought some in Thailand but customs took them from me on the way in. :-( They are so great in curries. Im happy to pay for them, please let me know if you can help or point me in the right direction.

my email is missdee74@hotmail.com
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Michelle Brisbane, now Jakarta says...
Have now tried pea eggplants! Yum!! Had to move to Jakarta to do it!!
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sure1 says...
Hi Phil,
I've lost your email address. My email is: suresatu AT geemail.com
Can you please contact me re the S.Mauritianum rootstock. Thanks.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
sure1 has had great success with his eggplant tree. Here is his S. mauritianum rootstock, picture 1 with a tomato graft and pic 2 with mature eggplant fruit.
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mum chicken says...
aquaponics , carpentry , horticulture
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mum chicken says...
have ,struck cuttings for $2.50 each .
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jez says...
Hi Phil,
Just wondering if you still have seeds for Solanum chrysotichrum (Devil's Fig)?
Thanks
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
I think I may have sent them all out although the trees seem to be fruiting/flowering again so not long until there should be more seed. The authorites are clamping down on this one, keep it away from bushland
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Jarrod says...
Hi Phil,

Have been trying to track down Torvum seeds with no success, was wondering if you had anymore available?

Cheers,

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gimme says...
I'd love some too phil and am happy to return the favour somehow. It gives a nice crunch and used to make the rice rations I had in Thailand a little more exciting

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phil@tyalgum says...
k - I only have S. chrysotrichum but a friend in my garden club has S. torvum.. will put the feelers out for seeds.
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Markmelb says...
Hi - Im in Melbourne and got some pea eggplants for my Thai curry -- there were some older ones in amongst and rather than throwing in compost saved the seed and sowed indoors back in Oct. Seedlings grew in contradiction to the Vietnamese lady in the fruit shop saying cant be grown in Melb. The plants start out very tiny (well the seed is pretty small too) Heres a pic growing next to Perilla for Viet Salads and Snake Beans - we are getting true Sub trop weather at present and everything kicking well- Mark
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Katte says...
I would love some S Torvum seeds if you can put some in the mail for me!! Very excited , have been searching!! Please let me know. Leigh
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Katte says...
I would love some S Torvum seeds if you can put some in the mail for me!! Very excited , have been searching!! Please let me know. Leigh
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Markmelb says...
go to your asian food supply and look for older no good to eat peas and use that seed - some should germinate
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jez says...
Any news on the Solanum chrysotichrum (Devil's Fig)?

What exactly are the authorities doing? I'm not sure if Melbourne has the climate for these to naturalise but I'll take precautions anyway as there are certainly other Solanum weeds that have. Probably the best thing would be not to let them produce seeds.

I also understand that this plant already exists in gardens. I think I may have seen it somewhere but haven't had the opportunity to confirm.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Not sure the "authorities" are doing anything. Devils Fig is naturalised in Nth NSW, not sure it is particularly invasive or common, wasn't too easy to find when I was there last ?? It is much larger than S.torvum or S.mauritianum,also suggested as rootstocks, these much more common in various areas. S.torvum/pea eggplant is common on roadsides( run off and nutrients) and S.maurit. is common on disturbed sites, regarded as useful in attracting fruit eating birds
(who also disperse seed of native spp to those disturbed sites)
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I think these are S. Torvum
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phil@tyalgum says...
Hey guys I have a fair bit of S. torvum seed if anyone still wants it.
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Paul W says...
Hi Phil, I bought some seed on eBay but none of them germinated so if I can get some off you that would be great. What is your email and I will contact you with my address
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fruitlovermyles says...
hi Paul the eggplant family need something like a heat propagator to germinate which green harvest told me as eggplant have terrible germiation rate without heat.i couldn't work out why something like capsicums wouldn't germinate a couple of packets later i tried a heat propagator from bunnings and finally success.
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phil@tyalgum says...
Paul are you still at the dcsi e-mail address?
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Paul W says...
Yes,that's it still Phil. I have successfully grafted eggplant onto the devils thorn and onto the wild tobacco, but am keen to see how it goes on these.
Thanks fruitlovermyles for the tip, I'll give that a go and see if that helps. I would have thought that this time of the year year germination temperature shouldn't be a problem though
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jez says...
What's the latest on the Solanum chrysotichrum (Devil's Fig)?

I tried to make some cuttings but they failed to take root. Anyone got some seeds?

In case anyone is wondering, I don't think they're classified as an environment weed in Victoria (at least they weren't when I researched this extensively about three months ago). I don't think they have the same potential to take off as a weed here, given the frost and all. That said care should be taken not to let them go wild.

Some pea eggplant seeds would be handy as well if you still have some.

Failing the above I might try grafting onto the native kangaroo apple (Solanum aviculare/Solanum laciniatum).
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jakfruit etiquette says...
If you are in Melbourne try Vietnamese groceries with a good range of fruit and veg. You should get pea eggplant fruit there in season.
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GrahamM says...
Hi Phil, would really like some S. torvum seed if you still have.
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phil@tyalgum says...
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Markmelb says...
My Pea eggplants got thru winter here quite well and are now 1.8mt tall and a year+ old and flowering like crazy with todays hot weather - big question - are they self fertile - its funny how alot of Thai plants are quite cold tolerant to at least -2c - my Nam Doc mai Mango is gowing leaves like blankets at present
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Yes Mark, they are.
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MaryT1 says...
Mark, Thailand can be cold in the hills - when I was there in January one year it went down to 8ļC at night. Everyone had a fire in the middle of their hut.
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Markmelb says...
Hi All - Just found some Pea Eggplants that have finally set and not far from picking - I reckon not too bad for Melbourne when they grow in Darwin and sell for $4 for a tiny bag - well they did take 12 months to flower and now have a Jungle of them - have to make lots of Thai curries this summer :)
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I can help you I have some growing were I live
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HI BRAD,
I noticed your posting 15th August 2010 regarding some plant issues & that you're in the Perth area (& that you're nearby)
Did you solve your Kumquat Nagami fruit drop problem? If not then Daley's Fruit web site has some interesting things to say about the fertilising of these trees. Someone sent in some tips that you MIGHT find interesting.
Also your comment about Kumquat liquour ... very interesting. Recipe ... please?
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Girija says...
Hi Phil could I have the seeds of Solanum Torvum(these are bitter tasting ones) please?
In southern India this verge is sold as a salted sun dried item, which we fry in oil and add to tamarind based sauce. I would appreciate if I could get these seeds to plant at home. Regards
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phil@tyalgum says...
Sure, I have quite a lot of fruit on the plant right now.
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hi phil, would really appreciate if you could post me some seeds. have been looking for some for quite some time. email charliedass2@gmail.com regds
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Saramani says...
Hi Phil,
Would really appreciate if you could post me some seeds. I have ordered from a website and lost money.. seems its a fake site. Please let me know.
Thanks
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27th March 2017 9:39am
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phil@tyalgum says...
np post your e-mail address and I'll get in touch
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28th March 2017 8:48pm
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WeedySarah says...
Hi Phil! If you still have solanum torvum seed, I would also be delighted to buy some from you... my email is studio@sarah-davis.org. Cheers!
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1st May 2017 12:51pm
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phil@tyalgum says...
Have e-mailed you Sarah, seeds are ready to be posted if you can get back to me.
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6th May 2017 11:23am
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DJ says...
Hi, Have just come across this website forum and am very interested in the pea eggplant seeds. Are they still available for purchase? Cheers!
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30th May 2017 6:46pm
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phil@tyalgum says...
If you can put up your e-mail address I can send you some seeds DJ
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2nd June 2017 3:57pm
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DJ says...
That's great Phil. My e-mail address is fishmonger59@gmail.com Cheers DJ
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3rd June 2017 9:50am
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phil@tyalgum says...
Heya DJ. You'll need to reply to my e-mail as it's coming to the end of the season for seeds.
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13th June 2017 9:46am
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Mike Tr says...
I am always yanking them out in my yard as the birds spread them.They are pretty feral around Cairns.
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16th June 2017 3:53pm
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