Shikou Hybrid Eggplant Seeds
  • Shikou Hybrid Eggplant Seeds
  • Shikou Hybrid Eggplant Seeds

Shikou Hybrid Eggplant Seeds

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Gourmet Flavor, Succulent and Tender!

Long fruit with thin skin and nearly seedless flesh

Genus: Solanum
Species: melongena
Variety: Shikou Hybrid
Item Form: (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Days to Maturity: 80
Fruit Color: Purple
Habit: Upright
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 18 in - 24 in
Additional Characteristics: Easy Care Plants, Edible
Harvest Season: Early Fall, Late Summer, Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance: Normal,  loamy
Uses: Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor

80 days from setting out transplants.

The name is perfect: "shikou" means "supreme" in Japanese, and that's how we feel about this Asian eggplant! Long, elegant dark purple fruit arise in good numbers on nearly spineless plants, and once you get a taste of their meaty, succulent flavor, you will be determined to make Shikou part of your yearly vegetable garden!

Not only is the fruit itself a deep violet, but the stem is as well. Expect these eggplants to reach 6 to 8 inches long and just 1 to 1½ inches wide, with a smooth, thin, very tender skin concealing dense, nearly seedless flesh. Use Shikou in stir-fries, grill it in long slices, or chop it up for casseroles and stews. The flavor is fabulous!

If you are an Asian eggplant connoisseur, you may be interested to know that Shikou is a cross of Kurowashi and Tarowese. It offers absolutely gourmet fruit on high-performing plants that reach 18 to 24 inches high in the garden. Shikou will not be the earliest Asian eggplant to mature, but it is well worth the wait. If you live in a short summer climate, you have plenty of time to start the seed indoors and then transplant it when the soil has warmed up. You don't want to miss Shikou! And if you live in a warm climate, you can even make succession plantings to get several glorious crops of this gourmand treat!

Begin seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before planning to set out. Eggplant is a warm-weather crop, so wait until after danger of late spring frost before transplanting seedlings into the sunny garden. Set the seedlings 12 to 18 inches apart in rows 24 to 36 inches apart. Pkt is 25 seeds.

Shikou Hybrid Eggplant Seeds

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.

Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.

Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.


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By: ***dice Date Added: 03/15/2019 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
The seeds took 10 days to be delivered, very fast. I will try growing the seeds now. I am very happy with my purchase.
By: ***alen Date Added: 03/13/2019 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
germination rate is ok, fruits yet to be seen, plants are still growing.
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