Who says Mother Nature hasn't got a sense of humor? You really won't believe Easter Eggplant until you grow it and watch the fruit develop for yourself--it begins white, looking like a bunch of hen's eggs, and then matures to a deep yellow/orange! The petite plants can sport a dozen "eggs" in a season!
It is an uncommon delight for the summer garden, and a constant source of wonder to children and the young at heart!
These can be grown in containers (so you can place them strategically for best effect!) or in your garden or landscape. Very easy to grow!
Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!
|Botanical Name||Solanum ovigerum|
|Min. Time to Germinate||10 Days|
|Max. Time to Germinate||15 Days|
|Depth to Sow Seeds||Surface Sow; press seeds gently into the soil to make good contact, but do not cover with any additional soil; these seeds require light to germinate|
|When to Sow||Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost|
|Growing Height||12-18 in. (30-45 cm)|
|Plant Spacing||12-15 in. (30-38 cm)|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade|
|Danger||Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested|
|Other Details||Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater|
|Soil pH Requirements||6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)|
|Propagation Methods||From seed; sow indoors before last frost|
|Seed Collecting||Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored, Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds|
|Seeds Per Pack||25|