Eggplant

Millionaire Eggplant

Millionaire Eggplant

EG326

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.
Also available as a plant.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 25 seeds per 1/8 gram.
  • EG326/S
  • 1/8 gram
  • $3.25

  • EG326/P
  • 250 seeds
  • $5.45

  • EG326/B
  • 500 seeds
  • $9.25

  • EG326C1
  • 1M seeds
  • $14.15

  • EG326C2
  • 5M seeds
  • $67.00
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/8 gramFertilizer Needs
75-90°F5-171/4"65-85°F12-18"2-3'70%2 years≈ 25High


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.

Culture
• Eggplants are heat-loving plants that require a long growing season
• Plants grow best in fertile, well-drained soil; raised beds and plastic mulch (black or silver) 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

Transplanting
• 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

KEY TO EGGPLANT DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
B | Bacterial Wilt
BO | Botrytis, Gray Mold
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Holy Cow!
Sep 24, 2018  |  By Cheryl
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I've never tried growing eggplant before but thought I'd give it a try. I put 1 Millionaire plant in...1. It yielded about 15# of fruit, AND it was pretty. Aside from watering and some occasional veggie fert, I ignored it. No bugs or rabbits bothered it. Edible at any size. Roasts beautifully split in half, got the last, I think, harvest in the oven right now. Once roasted, I set aside some for eating now, and freeze the rest for use in thickening soups, making dips, etc. I will be growing this again! But only 1...!
Unusual and Beautiful
Jul 31, 2013  |  By Judy
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I am really enjoying these plants that I grew from seed. Beautiful and prolific. Such a novelty in the garden, get many comments.
Tender, Early, High Yields
Feb 4, 2012  |  By Eric Wittlake
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This has become our favorite. High yields (about a dozen eggplants per plant), early maturity and tender, sweet fruit. Our kids ask for it throughout the summer.