Easter Egg Plant Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #01884-PK-P1


Bright fruits look exactly like Easter eggs

Who says Mother Nature hasn't got a sense of humor? You really won't believe Easter Egg Plant until you grow it and watch the fruit develop for yourself—it begins white, looking for all the world like a bunch of hen's eggs, and then matures to deep pastel cream, yellow, orange, and even green. There's nothing else like it.

Just 12 inches high, the petite plants can sport a dozen "eggs" in a season. This is an ornamental eggplant, and the "eggs" are the fruits, full of seeds. They open ghostly white—that's when they really look like a dozen eggs from the supermarket—and then change color as they mature.

The Easter Egg Plant begins the season with rather large, attractive purple blooms. These pass, and the fruit grows where the flowers once were. If you have a short growing season, you will definitely want to start this one indoors in late winter and then transplant it. The flowers arise in late spring to early summer, so the fruit doesn't get started until summer. Give it time to mature: you will enjoy the color changes as it does.

These Easter eggs are about the size and shape of a regular hen's egg. They last for several weeks on the plant, and are so much fun to show off. The large, wide green foliage protects them from sunscald, and looks attractive in its own right all season long.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Solanum
Species ovigerum
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer
Fruit Color Cream
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 9 in - 12 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Flower
Bloom Color Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Harvest Season Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 26, 2019

Very cute

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought these last year from Park Seed. Previously, I bought seeds from another vendor, but none of those plants sprouted. These did, much to my delight! They're so super cute. They really like warm weather, I notice.

Jade C from IL
April 09, 2018

Great conversation piece

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I grew these for the first 2 years and they did amazing. I try every year after, but no luck, but i think it is my soil. This year i am going to put them in large flower pots so i can control the soil. Great fun to grow, looks exactly like the picture shows.

Carole M from NY
January 25, 2013

Blue Ribbon

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Won a "Best in Show" at our county fair

Fred A from NC
August 26, 2012

Amazing plant!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought this packet at a dollar store because it sounded interesting enough to capture the attention of my grandson while growing. I had no idea what it would become. Much to my, and everyone else's surprise and amazement, the "fruit" really looks and feels like real eggs. Everyone who sees it, wants one. I can't wait to see the eggs change colors!! This is a very fun plant to have and to watch grow. I recommend it to everyone.

Bacon2009 from OH

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