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54 days. Millionaire’s extra-early maturity and high productivity will make you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. In our summer trials, Millionaire had ripe fruit before many of the other eggplant varieties were even flowering! The healthy, upright plants produce extraordinary harvests of deep purple, slender fruit, 8 inches long. This exquisite Japanese variety is tender and delicious with a minimal seed cavity.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
So far so good!

First time growing eggplant, and so far so good. Harvested our first fruit this afternoon. Granted it was a little bit early since each were only 4 inches. But I was noticing some bites out of them, and got anxious to taste before the little buggers ate anymore of my produce. After cubing them, bug bites seemed to be just that rather than them using it as a nursery. Sautéed them up with a bit of olive oil and salt, and they were super tasty! Looking forward to the remainder of the summer, and will definitely plan on these next year.

Millionaire Eggplant -The healthy, upright plant arrived on time

Millionaire eggplant plant arrived healthy and larger than expected.
We are eagerly awaiting the earlier eggplants than other varieties

Megan C.
Worth a million!

I grew these from seed and planted out when it was almost solstice due to the late frosts we have here in Central Oregon. By far, this was the most success I've ever had with eggplants. The plants were healthy throughout, and each produced heavily. The fruit was firm, beautiful, and delicious. I'm in love.

Not as productive as I would have expected

Here in Maryland this eggplant started to produce early but then soon ran out of steam, providing a relatively small crop. The 'Classic' variety by contrast blew it away with production.

The taste was good.

Soil Temp for Germ 75–90°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Days to Emergence 5–17
Soil Temp for Transp 65–85°F
Plant Spacing 12–18"
Row Spacing 2–3'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 70%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 200
Seed Life 2 years

Solanum melongena Although the eggplant is a staple in cultures worldwide, this culinary oddity is ignored by far too many American gardeners and deserves a spot in the garden. Eggplants are remarkably versatile, taking on the flavor of whatever they are cooked with. They are very low in calories and fat, high in fiber, a good source of an assortment of minerals, and have a very low glycemic index.

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

• Eggplants are heat-loving plants that require a long growing season
• Plants grow best in fertile, well-drained soil; raised beds and black mulch provide extra warmth in the spring
• Use row cover until first blooms appear
• Optimum growth occurs with day temp. of 80-90°F and night temp. of 70+°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Sow indoors 8-10 weeks prior to anticipated transplant date
• When plants have their second set of true leaves, up-pot them into 3-4 inch pots, 1 per container
• Transplant hardened-off plants when night temperatures are above 50°F
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids, and potato beetles
• Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
• Common diseases: Verticillium and Fusarium wilts
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when skin is still smooth and shiny
• Over mature fruit will be soft and seed will begin to darken
• Fruit can be held 7-10 days at 45-55°F and 90-95% humidity

B | Bacterial Wilt
BO | Botrytis, Gray Mold
ToMV | Tomato Mosaic Virus

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