General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Eggplant

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Beautiful Japanese Eggplant blossom
Location: Augusta GA
Date: 2004-06-05
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Location: Long Island, NY 
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  • Posted by TimHoover (Elysian FIelds, Texas - Zone 8a) on Mar 15, 2014 6:48 PM concerning plant:
    If you are able to only grow one variety of eggplant, grow this one. Amazingly drought tolerant and productive. Flavor, as eggplants go, is top-notch. I much prefer the Asian style eggplant- much easier to cook with because all slices are roughly the same size. I have tried a number of the Asian types and Ichiban is still number 1!
  • Posted by Trish (Grapevine, TX - Zone 8a) on May 25, 2022 3:29 PM concerning plant:
    61 - Hybrid - Dark purple - Purple-tinged leaves. Good in hot climates.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 2, 2013 5:01 PM concerning plant:
    Medium size plant that grows well and sets long slender fruits. Very tasty. The leaves are unusually pretty for an eggplant as they have deep purple veining and a purple blush along the middle of each leaf.
  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 23, 2012 5:37 PM concerning plant:
    My favorite eggplant. Productive and a useful size. The best flavored eggplant on my taste buds. Medium size plant that stands well without staking.
  • Posted by SCurtis (Maryville, Tn - Zone 7a) on Aug 22, 2014 2:58 PM concerning plant:
    Highly productive eggplant that puts out long, slender, and tasty fruits. The branches of this eggplant get longer than those of other types of eggplants and might need some sort of support when many eggplants are present on the tiny branches. It will need more room than the traditional eggplant varieties. Flea beetles also seem to love this plant, so make sure to watch out for tiny little black beetles making little holes in leaves.
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thequeen770 On April 2, 2017 Obtained plant
Purchased one pot with 3 plants in pot. Will separate and baby for a week or two.
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