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Old March 11, 2016   #31
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I grew Gretel last year. It was bland. I was disappointed in it.
I'm trying the old Black Beauty this year, but hope to also try Korean Red and Ping Tung Long, and maybe Rosa Bianca.
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Old April 29, 2016   #32
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Rosa Bianca were a bit too small and unproductive to my liking.
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Old April 29, 2016   #33
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An Asian one called MA-Zu produced very well for me last year. Growing it again this year.
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Old January 7, 2019   #34
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Burpee's Early Midnight, Purple Rain, White Star (although white types yellow easily under hot summer sun), Nadia (quite rugged), Harris' Classic. These are pretty much in order as I see them.
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Old January 7, 2019   #35
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Kamo, Mitoyo, Kurume

Kurume is even better than Ichiban, and it's open-pollinated, too, so you can save your own seeds from all three of these varieties.

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Old January 7, 2019   #36
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I grew Kamo and Barbarella this year.
Kamo was good, Barbarella was better. Both are similar shape, Barbarella was larger and more productive.
I usually oil, salt, and roast slices.
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Old January 8, 2019   #37
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My best tasting is Millionaire, a Japanese hybrid. Productive and mild creamy flavor.

http://www.territorialseed.com/produ.../eggplant_seed
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Old January 8, 2019   #38
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For me it has to be the Listada Di Gandia








But I will always have a spot open for my Black Beauties


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Old January 8, 2019   #39
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I like Listada Di Gandia very much, and grow it most every year. Thai Purple Ribbed was also really good this season.
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Old January 17, 2019   #40
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How is the production on Listada? Whenever I see pictures or videos of it it just seems like a poor producer. I'm trialling various things this year, in all colors except white (been disappointed this year in the taste, great texture for frying but very mild taste), also a few classic colored hybrids.
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Old January 18, 2019   #41
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My Listada definitely keeps up production with Black Beauty and Black King hybrid. I get more requests from neighbors for Listada than any other eggplant or tomato.

I'm in southeast Virginia though were summers get hotttt!


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I grow Ichiban and Thai Green.
The latter is the best., good size, good taste and super producer.
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I thought Ichiban was a hybrid and long discontinued? Where can I find seeds? I even saw a guy on youtube with a supposed ichiban 2, but I can't find any trace of such thing existing.


This year I'm growing Thai long Green, Ping Tung, Kamo, Madonna F1, Aragon F1, Irene F1. The last 3 are classic color, Aragon being also very big (2 lb and bigger). Will see how good they taste, but I have a feeling the hybrids will be better.

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How is the production on Listada? Whenever I see pictures or videos of it it just seems like a poor producer. I'm trialling various things this year, in all colors except white (been disappointed this year in the taste, great texture for frying but very mild taste), also a few classic colored hybrids.



I was happy with their productivity.


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I thought Ichiban was a hybrid and long discontinued? Where can I find seeds? I even saw a guy on youtube with a supposed ichiban 2, but I can't find any trace of such thing existing.


This year I'm growing Thai long Green, Ping Tung, Kamo, Madonna F1, Aragon F1, Irene F1. The last 3 are classic color, Aragon being also very big (2 lb and bigger). Will see how good they taste, but I have a feeling the hybrids will be better.
Maybe that's why I didn't see any plants for Ichiban last summer. It's a great eggplant. I enjoyed it in 2017.
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