One of the most ornamental of all eggplants, the upright plants produce loads of small, flattened fruit that look similar to ‘Jack-Be-Little’ pumpkins. The fruit is a beautiful fiery-red color when mature. They have a slightly bitter taste which is milder when they are only slightly orange; great for Asian foods. The long-keeping fruit are perfect for fall displays. Was listed as ‘Scarlet Chinese’ in Vanderbilt’s 1879 seed list.