Elongated with a length of about 20 to 30 cm, which is cultivated in the west of Kansai and Tohoku. The fruit is soft and suitable for grilled eggplants and simmered dishes, and it seems that it is not very suitable for pickles. Those cultivated in Tohoku have relatively tight fruits and are suitable for pickles. Although it is a variety, Chikuyo eggplant and Kokuyo eggplant (a representative variety of thick eggplant with outstanding fertility in Gokuwase. Very delicious, easy to make, especially high yield from the beginning. The peel is dark purple and glossy, A variety with few summer bokeh fruits and stone eggplants. The peel is softer than Senryo No. 2 eggplant, and it is neither too hard nor too soft, and has a moderate hardness).
Ounaga eggplants are characterized by their length, from 30 centimeters to 45 centimeters in length. Since the skin is hard and the flesh is soft, it is suitable for stir-fried foods and grilled eggplants, but it is not very suitable for pickles. There are varieties such as Hakata long eggplant, Daicho Shoya eggplant, and Matsuyama long eggplant in Fukuoka Prefecture. In addition, Nasnin, a unique ingredient, is said to have the function of suppressing bad cholesterol, preventing the attack of active oxygen, and suppressing aging and cancer.
It is a plant belonging to the genus Solanaceae of the Solanaceae family, and its origin is said to be India. Although it is a perennial plant in the tropics, it is known as an annual plant in Japan. It is cultivated all over the world and has a wide variety of sizes, colors, shapes and calyx colors. It is cultivated especially in Asia, and many local varieties are cultivated in various parts of Japan. The shape varies depending on the growing method and breeding, and the small round eggplant, var. of eggplant (Solanum melongena) which can be eaten raw, long eggplant, white eggplant, green eggplant, etc. are famous.