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Eggplant 'Ichiban'     

Solanum melongena

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Ichiban is a variety of Eggplant which is a member of the Solanum family. Its botanical name is Solanum melongena 'Ichiban'. Ichiban is a patented hybrid variety. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Rich brilliant lavender. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 6. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Byzantium. Leaves usually appear in   Viridian and   Palatinate purple colour. Ichiban grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Ichiban is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (3.90 feet). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Ichiban Eggplant is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Ichiban have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Ichiban

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very often. Ichiban is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ichiban needs a loamy and potting mix soil with a ph of 6.3 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Ichiban from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 feet (60.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C / 59°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Ichiban about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Ichiban

Ichiban is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Ichiban

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late summer.

Misspellings of Eggplant 'Ichiban'

Ichiban, Ichiban Hybrid, Hybrid Ichiban