With its deep purple fruit, Shikou is a definite eye-catcher.
With its deep purple fruit, Shikou is a definite eye-catcher.

Shikou Eggplant

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 6 to 8 inches long
  • Matures: 70 to 80 days after planting
  • Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches apart
  • Plant size: 18 to 24 inches tall

Hybrid. This Asian-type eggplant produces long, dark, glossy purple fruits. Thanks to their thin skins, tender flesh, and few seeds, these eggplants are ideal for grilling and stir-fries. “Shikou” means “supreme” in Japanese, and it’s no wonder: This is a beautiful plant that adds as much to the landscape as it does to your meals. As plants become loaded with fruit, they may need staking.

Bonnie Plants grows select varieties organically in a limited number of regions. Find a store in your areas that carries Bonnie Organics.

Bonnie Plants grows select varieties organically in a limited number of regions. Find a store in your area that carries Bonnie Organics.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

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