Ichiban Eggplants are longer than Classic Eggplants but have a similar deep-purple coloring. Eggplants produce an egg-shaped, purple or long, green fruit that is 6-9 inches long. Transplant after the danger of frost has passed when the soil is thoroughly warm. Eggplants are heavy feeders. Fertilize with 2-3 tablespoons of ammonium nitrate per 10 feet of row after the first harvest and every 3-4 weeks after that. Classic Eggplant matures in 76 days. Other varieties average 65-85 days. At harvest, fruit should be large, shiny and uniform in color. When the side of the fruit is pressed slightly with thumbnail and an indentation remains, the fruit is ripe.
Size: 1204, #4
Spacing: Plant 24″ apart in 40″ rows.
Height: Grows 24″ to 36″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Two words: Eggplant Parmesan
Tips: Eggplant is somewhat drought tolerant and should not be overly watered as this may cause the plant to develop root rot. Mulching can help to keep the plant moist and watering can be increased once flowering has occurred. Since Eggplant is a heavy feeder
Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit