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PlantFiles: Eggplant
Solanum melongena var. esculentum 'Millionaire'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solanum (so-LAN-num) (Info)
Species: melongena var. esculentum
Cultivar: Millionaire
Hybridized by Takii

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive goulot On Jun 21, 2012, goulot from Canton, MI wrote:

As usual, I started my seeds too early (February 17, 2012 -- in Michigan); potted up the seedlings on March 14 in red plastic "party cups" with a wick for bottom-watering; grew them under lights. On May 5th, I planted them outside, under a row cover; they already had blossoms. I harvested the first three last week (June 15). Unfortunately, I had guests and there was not enough for three people; so I will eat my first eggplant of the season only tonight, June 21st.

Positive Farmerdill On Jan 12, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is an oriental type eggplant. It is very similar to Ichiban but about a week later. Like Ichiban it is prolific and delicious. Fruits are about 1.5 x 12 inches at max edible stage.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California
Oceanside, California
Keystone Heights, Florida
Augusta, Georgia
Salem, Oregon
Radford, Virginia

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