Eggple eggs are coated in a naturally-occurring waxy substance that not only gives them a spectacular shine, but also serves to maintain moisture. They are commonly eaten by many creatures, as well as humans, due to their crisp texture, notable sweetness, and high nutritional value.
Eggple orchards are widespread throughout Ark and play an important role in the island's agricultural output. Approximately one-thousand tonnes of Eggple eggs are produced each year from these orchards, although this number has recently been on the decline due to large groups of Boarage that cause damage (both physical and financial) by ramming these trees to dislodge the eggs growing from their branches.
Fully-grown Eggple trees are usually amiable and respond positively to being farmed so long as they are properly maintained. Not only do they yield much sweeter, crispier eggs when treated well, but they also guarantee an abundant harvest. Eggs from greatly mistreated Eggples contain trace amounts of poison that can render a person severely ill. Government-employed health inspectors routinely visit every certified Eggple orchard on the island to ensure that the very strict standards for operating one are being met.
Harvesting Eggple eggs is an autumn tradition for many Arkians, where the collected eggs are often used as ingredients in baked goods for the upcoming holidays.