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Shikou Hybrid Eggplant

No Peeling Required

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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: Tulipa Mix Blue All kinds
  • 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
  • Color: Violet Blue, deep Purple, ivory
  • Size: 1 Plant
  • 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: 3-8
  • Germination: 7 - 14 days
  • Form: Upright
  • Flower Form: Upright, single, double, parrot, lily-various
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-drained, sandy loam; pH7.0-7.8
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 20 seeds per packet.
  • Pruning: It is important to let the foliage mature and die down naturally, do not cut back. Next year's bloom is being developed. When the foliage is yellow or dried up.
  • Foliage: Gray-green, linear or broadly ovate.
  • Comments: Consider planting with later blooming perennials as the bulbs go dormant for the rest of the growing season.

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