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4.5 in. Ichiban Eggplant
  • Bonnie Plants
  • Model 2601
  • Internet #300718721
  • Store SO SKU #

4.5 in. Ichiban Eggplant

$485 /each
Discontinued Model:

Model # 148

Internet #205111031

Bonnie Plants 4.5 in. Ichiban Eggplant

Discontinued Bonnie Plants

4.5 in. Ichiban Eggplant

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Product Overview

This Bonnie Ichiban Eggplant produces many slender, 10 in. purple fruits. Great for grilling, sauteing and roasting. Prized for gourmet recipes due to its thin skin and mild flesh. Plant arrives in a biodegradable pot with a well-established root system and hardened off for easy transplanting in the garden.

  • Vigorous plant with loads of long, inky purple gourmet eggplants
  • Grows well in containers
  • Plant spacing: 24 in. - 36 in. apart in conventional rows or 1 plant per 24 in. container
  • Ships in a 4 in. plant-able, biodegradable pot by jiffy

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Mature Height
2-3 ft
Planting Depth (in.)


Additional Characteristics
None Listed
Annual / Perennial
Botanical Name
Solanum melongena ’Ichiban’
Common Name
Eggplant Plant
Days to Harvest
Edible Type
Hardiness Zone
10 (30 to 40 F)
Shipped As
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun

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Customer Questions & Answers

Are you going to have Ichiban eggplants plants in the next few weeks.? Thank you

Asked by: angelica
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Per the vendor, this item has the current ETA of the beginning of March 2017. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-09-06

When do ichiban eggplant plants arrive at Homedepot Wadsworth,oh

Asked by: 2204
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, 2204. Unfortunately, the Bonnie Plants 4.5 in. Ichiban Eggplant is an online exclusive and is not available in your local Home Depot store. It can be ordered online and shipped directly to your home, business, or local store. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping with The Home Depot.
Answered by: Lex
Date published: 2016-06-09

Eggplant Size

My ichiban fruits only get to about 4 inches and then turn yellow. What's wrong?
Asked by: Diane
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Customer Reviews

4.5 in. Ichiban Eggplant is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great producer I bought four plants last year and planted them in a raised garden. They did beautifully and the eggplants they produced were wonderful -- sweet, flavorful and so thin-skinned they didn't need to be peeled before stir frying. The plants themselves were strong enough to withstand an onslaught of leaf eating bugs and they continued to produce well into September. I plan to buy eight this year.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough plant, tender fruit I bought one of this on a whim in May and I am so very glad I did. We've had an unusually hot and wet summer this year, and a lot of my vegetables couldn't handle all the extra rain and humidity--the squash in particular has been a big disappointment. The Ichiban Eggplant, however, has been able to take everything the season has thrown at it--including the bugs! Mine's in a 5 gal planter with a tomato cage as an extra bit of support. It's July now and I've gotten maybe 9-10 eggplants so far, with no sign of slowing down. The eggplants themselves are delicious; a special treat because the tender skin never looks so pretty on the rare occasions you can find this style of eggplant in the grocery store. Definitely going to make space for more than one of these next year!
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ichiban eggplant tried to grow 2 of these plants in a large container last year in zone 7. I only got 4 eggplants off both plants all summer! this year I'm going to plant the black beauty kind in a raised bed. Hopefully these will work for me. Looking forward to grilling them and making parmesan!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great plant Great plant. Easy to grow. Fine taste. Enjoy it on the grill !
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them Very easy to grow, just sun, water, and some all-purpose fertilizer. No need for trimming or pesticide. Unlike globe eggplants, which are very big and takes forever to mature, these Japanese variety is slim and very high in production. Grow two plants you will get at least three to four mature eggplants every week. That's enough food for a meal but not too much at a time. Perfect. I have been having these in the past three years. Never disappoints. Love them.
Date published: 2014-04-03
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