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Solanum melongena var. ovigerum

Easter Egg Plant

Egg Plant, Ornamental Egg Plant
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Solanum melongena var. ovigerum
Principal Common Name Easter Egg Plant
Common Name(s) Egg Plant, Ornamental Egg Plant
Synonym Solanum ovigerum
Description Easter Egg Plant is a low-growing, branching plant. Stem and leafstalks are green, or very faintly tinged with purple, and bear a few white spines. Leaves are wavy at the edges. Flowers are lilac. The fruit are very white when immature, but turn yellow when ripe. In shape and size, they greatly resemble an ordinary hen's egg. Larger fruiting and dwarf plant forms have been reported.
General Comments
Origin
Nativity Africa, Asia
Height Range 1 - 3 FT
Spread Range 1 - 3 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31 : 32 : 33 : 34 : 35 : 36 : 37 : 38 : 39 : 40 : 41 : 42 : 43 : 44 : 45
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture
Form Edible : Subshrub
Flower Color Lavender : Purplish Blue
Flower Time
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Edible : Fruit

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