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Shikou Hybrid Eggplant

No Peeling Required
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  • 73479
  • pack of 20 seeds
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Shikou Hybrid Eggplant

Shikou is Japanese for "supreme," which perfectly describes this outstanding eggplant. It produces beautiful, tasty fruits with tender, glossy, dark purple skin and white flesh with very few seeds. Because of its tender skins, the 6-8 in. long and 1–1½ in. wide fruits require no peeling. Just slice and enjoy grilled, sautéed or in stir-fry. Growing 18-24 in. tall, the plants are very attractive, making them a good choice for a container or the edible landscape. For the best flavor, harvest these eggplants when the skin is still shiny. Plants may be set outdoors after night temperatures are above 55 degrees. Approx. 20 seeds per pkt. 70-80 DAYS.
Product Details
  • FormUpright
  • LightFull sun
  • Height18-24 inches.
  • Spread18-24 inches.
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches between plants. 30 - 42 inches between rows.
  • Zones3-9 (Annual)
  • FoliageGreen, typical eggplant foliage.
  • FruitLong Asian type eggplant, 6-8 inches long and 1-1 1/2 inch wide. Dark purple skin with white flesh and very few seeds.
  • Germination7 - 14 days
  • Soil RequirementsFertile, well-drained, sandy loam; pH7.0-7.8
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • Seed CountApproximately 20 seeds per packet.
  • PollinatorSelf pollinating.
  • CommentsShikou is Japanese for "Supreme", which perfectly describes this outstanding eggplant. Glossy, dark purple skin and a purple calyx (stem) make this fruit incredibly beautiful. This long Asian type is 6-8 in. long and 1-1 1/2 in. wide. White flesh has very few seeds. Not only pretty and delicious, it also makes meal prep quick and easy. No peeling required due to its thin, tender skin. Just slice and enjoy grilled, sautéed, or in your favorite stir-fry. Its attractive, semi-spineless plant has visual appeal in a container or in the landscape.
  • YieldGood yields
  • Botanical NameSolanum melongena 'Shikou'
  • DepthLightly cover if planting seeds. Plant the plants at the same depth as in the pot.
  • Days To Maturity70-80 days

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