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What Is a Pumpkin Tree Plant?

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What Is a Pumpkin Tree Plant?

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A pumpkin tree plant, also known as pumpkin on a stick or a pumpkin bush, is classified as Solanum integrifolium. The plant grows 3 to 5 feet in height and produces small, ribbed fruit similiar to pumpkins. The 2-inch fruit changes to a deep orange color as it ripens. Use the fruit in floral arrangements or as an ingredient in Asian dishes.

Keywords: pumpkin on a stick, pumpkin bush, pumpkin tree

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Freelance writer Julie Hampton has worked as an artist, writer and event planner for over eight years. She also served a brief stint in the military as a nurse specializing in geriatrics. Hampton has an associate’s degree in journalism, and studied public relations at The University of West Florida.