Easter Egg Plant

wayner2000(5b Ontario)August 23, 2005

Hi, I grew this baby from seeds I planted in the very early spring. When I planted it I was under the impressin that it would be something entirely different. To my surprise it turned out to be a beauty........Wayne


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Josh(z8a)

What a strange plant...are the "eggs" sort of soft like yellow crookneck squash or hard-surfaced like small gourds? Would they dry do you suppose without rotting? Can you give us the botanical name? josh

    Bookmark   August 25, 2005 at 8:48AM
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FlowrPowr

I could be wrong, but I think it's an eggplant. I seem to remember reading that somewhere, and it looks just like the eggplants in my garden.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2005 at 8:50AM
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wayner2000(5b Ontario)

Hi Josh, the plant comes from the family name: Solanaceae, the Genus is Solanum and the Species is Ovigerum. The eggs are not ediable, it is an annual and the eggs which contain seeds will turn yellow. It's a great conversation plant in the garden and truly unique.....

Hi FlowrPowr, it is considered an ornamental eggplant, isn't it great...........Wayne

    Bookmark   August 25, 2005 at 9:18AM
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FlowrPowr

Wayne, thanks for the good plant info. I'm glad that you clarified that isn't edible. I would have hated for someone to try eating them because I called them eggplants! :) We had a plant at the nursery last year that we called the pumpkin plant. It had little orange fruits that looked just like tiny pumpkins. I think that it was in the eggplant family also. I hope no one tried to bake a pie out of them!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2005 at 11:52AM
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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Wayne, very impressive. I'm still waiting for my plant to lay eggs ;)

Sharon

    Bookmark   August 28, 2005 at 2:46PM
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Bonbon_N_KS(5b)

Oh, I never did get my seed planted this year. Guess I'll try it anyway, next spring. I like them, thanks for posting the pic. I'm always on the prowl for "unique" stuff. Your garden looks so tidy, Wayne. Pretty!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2005 at 3:09PM
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rosesheppard(N.E. Ohio)

A friend of mine gave me a start-up piece of what you called an Easter egg plant. It grew very well and is producing many eggs at this time. How do I winter this plant so I can grow more next spring? Do I harvest the eggs, dry out the plant or just let it alone? Please advise me if you can.
Rose Sheppard

    Bookmark   October 9, 2005 at 10:27AM
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dedie

I know this topic is old but after doing a search for this plant I arrived here and had to register. I want to know where to find seeds for this plant. Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2006 at 3:22PM
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dedie

Well, I guess no one can help and that's ok. I will keep searching till I find :(

    Bookmark   March 8, 2006 at 11:32AM
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singleton165(z5 NH Seacoast)

Park Seed has seeds. I've considered ordering them for a couple of years - and I just might get around to it this year. I think I've seen them at Walmart as well.

Here is a link that might be useful: Easter Egg Plant seeds

    Bookmark   March 8, 2006 at 5:13PM
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mammie15

That's a neat plant! Am I dreaming or is their a plant similar to this that produces colored eggs?

    Bookmark   March 15, 2006 at 1:35PM
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stresseditch2

My mother-in-law and daughter both had and loved this plant. Being in Ontario, Canada is not often condusive to year round growing of such ornamental plants though! My mother-in-law brought her easter eggplant in off her balcony in the fall, let it sit in her apartment through the winter and let it dry right out. The pods or "eggs" remained on the plant but dried out beautifully. She now has the equivalent of about 3 packages of store bought seeds from this one plant!
And mammie, in doing an online search of this plant, I noticed that the pods do come in a variety of colors!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2006 at 9:40PM
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mammie15

Thank you, Stressed! Maybe I'm sane after all. LOL

    Bookmark   March 26, 2006 at 7:20PM
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dedie

thanks a lot "singleton165"

You just made my whole year!

:)

    Bookmark   March 29, 2006 at 1:53PM
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c_gehrts

i found these seeds in a parks seed catalog you can order a free catalog from parks or for the last two years i have gotten mine from a lady off of ebay her name in ona lee and her site is www.onaleeseeds.com or just look up easter egg plant on ebay i had one last year and only got one egg however it was my own fault and not any fault of the plant or seeds.. i hope you enjoy it.. by the way have you seen the ornamental pumpkin tree those are a nice conversation piece as well

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 5:14AM
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gardfan

Can i grow easter egg plants as house plants?

    Bookmark   September 6, 2007 at 3:21PM
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khoaitaynuong

Hi, by accident I come here and see this kind of vegetable. Exactly the eggs are ediable, a very common food in Vietnam. I love it. Someday if you come to VN, I'd love to make it to you. I love seeing them and eating them too. We can eat them raw with some spices.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 1:18PM
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denawestbrook_rocketmail_com

Mine just bloomed about 2 months ago it was very white ...now it is turning yellow..i live in Florida so when should i take it indoors into my garden room?This is the first bloom and it bloomed 1 egg.Help....:)I want it to grow next year too :)

Here is a link that might be useful: facebook

    Bookmark   September 28, 2011 at 1:54PM
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