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Ichiban Type Japanese Eggplant (Garden Starter Plant)


Produces massive crops of slim, 10-inch long, purplish-black fruit. Like all eggplant, this hybrid loves warm weather but also does well in cooler climates and continues producing well into fall. Very productive. Well suited for containers. Sweet and succulent. Great for grilling and roasting. This is one of the long, thin eggplants you may see served in gourmet restaurants because the skin is thin and the flavor is sweet and mild.

  • Light:  Full sun
  • Fruit size:  10 inches long
  • Matures:  50 to 60 days
  • Plant spacing:  24 to 36 inches apart
  • Plant size:  3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide

* Photos and description courtesy of Bonnie Plants.