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'Millionaire' Eggplant
 
Sub-Category: Early
 
Description: Early Japanese hybrid. Upright plants bear 8- to 12-inch by 2-inch, glossy, black fruit with purple calyx and nearly seedless flesh.
Days To Maturity: 55-65
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Taste: (4.2 Stars)Taste
Yield: (3.9 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.4 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 02/14/2014 by Leighton - An intermediate gardener

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Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I live and garden in Burpee country. Early on, I had huge success with Millionaire seeds from Burpee (and almost everything else), BUT NO MORE. One recent year, their Millionaire seeds produced a totally different variety. Another year, the germination rate was so weak and number of seeds, so small that I had to forego eggplant entirely for that season. Recently I have found that Burpee seeds are grossly overpriced, disappointing and just plain stink. What a shame!
 

Reviewed on 02/05/2010 by Joseph L - An experienced gardener

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Cache, Utah, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Produced a nice crop without fuss in 2009.
 

Reviewed on 08/15/2009 by ghg - An experienced gardener

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Kitsap, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Here in Western Washington near the water eggplant is a serious challenge. It's the middle of August and I'm cooking eggplant tonight because of Millionaire. My Dusky and my Rosita [which after three year trial will never be planted again] have just started to set fruit.Dusky would be my normal 'taste' choice [less skin, more tender flesh] but it is not dependable. If you've trouble getting an eggplant crop this is the one to try.
 

Reviewed on 03/10/2009 by GardenerHI - An experienced gardener

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Disappointing flavor and lackluster yield.
 

Reviewed on 01/07/2008 by GDR - An intermediate gardener

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I've grown Millionaire for three seasons and always had a good crop. We batter and then broil eggplant ( we don't fry it) and we find this to be a delicious variety. It grills very well, too.
 

Reviewed on 08/04/2007 by vbuff - An experienced gardener

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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This variety did better than expected for me considering I live on the coast and can experience cool, foggy summers. It was a heavy producer and the flavor was excellent. I planted it again this season.
 

Reviewed on 09/21/2005 by Perdidojim - An experienced gardener

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Escambia, Florida, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

The flavor was excellent, and it was a fairly productive variety; however, it doesn't produce as late in the season as some other varieties.
 

Reviewed on 02/10/2005 by Grandad - An experienced gardener

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East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Great taste without no bitterness. Produces very well in our hot climate. Can be prepared in many ways but our family prefers the pick, peel, slice into rings, dust in cornflour, then deep fry and season while still hot approach. Gratifying to see the eggplant disks rapidly disappear from the papertowel layered pan.
 




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