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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 in.
  • 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 in.
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Pollinator: Self
  • Yield: Good yields
  • Foliage: Green, typical eggplant foliage.
  • Fruit: Long Asian type eggplant, 6-8 in. long and 1-1 1/2 in. 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
  • Seed Count: Approx. 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.

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