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Shikou (Hybrid)


Shikou is a long Asian type eggplant with dark, glossy fruit that measure 6-8″ long by 1-1.5 inches wide, have a purple calyx (or stem), very few seeds, thin tender skin, and very a white interior. Plants are very attractive, medium sized and productive, semi-spineless and mature about 70-80 days from transplant. Shikou is a Japanese word meaning “Supreme”. Fruit are easy to prepare–just slice and sauté or stir-fry, no peeling or salting required.

  • Beautiful Asian type
  • Semi-spineless
  • Highly refined fruit quality

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Farm Market
Bedding Plant Growers
Mail Order
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Plant Height



6-8 inches (15 - 20 cm)


1-1.5 inches (3 - 4 cm)

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