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