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Shikou Hybrid Eggplant
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Shikou Hybrid Eggplant

No Peeling Required

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.

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  • Botanical Name: Solanum melongena 'Shikou'
  • Height: 18-24 inches.
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches between plants. 30 - 42 inches between rows.
  • Depth: Lightly cover if planting seeds. Plant the plants at the same depth as in the pot.
  • Spread: 18-24 inches.
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: Good yields
  • Foliage: Green, typical eggplant foliage.
  • Fruit: Long Asian type eggplant, 6-8 inches long and 1-1 1/2 inch wide. Dark purple skin with white flesh and very few seeds.
  • Days To Maturity: 70-80 days
  • Zone: 3-9 (Annual)
  • Germination: 7 - 14 days
  • Form: Upright
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained, sandy loam; pH7.0-7.8
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 20 seeds per packet.
  • Comments: Shikou 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.


Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule
ZONE Annual Vegetable Plants
1A-4A 5/11/20 - 6/5/20
4B 5/11/20 - 6/5/20
5A 5/11/20 - 6/5/20
5B 5/11/20 - 6/5/20
6A 5/11/20 - 6/5/20
6B 5/11/20 - 6/5/20
7A 5/11/20 - 6/5/20
7B 4/13/20 - 6/5/20
8A & B 4/13/20 - 6/5/20
9A & B 4/13/20 - 6/5/20
10A & B 4/13/20 - 6/5/20
Last Order Date 6/1/20

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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