Eggplant Japanese Money Maker 2 - Asian Vegetable
The semi-upright plant produces many glossy, black, oval shaped fruit with purple calyxes. Fruit are very tender and grow up to 5-7" long and weigh 3-4 ounces. The plant is very productive, has early fruit set and has high heat tolerance. Money Maker is one of the most popular eggplant varieties in Japan. Early plant produces high yields of 5 to 7" long glossy black eggplants. Very flavorful and tender. Perfect for grilling, frying, stuffing, pickling, and baking. Does well in hot weather. Suitable for greenhouse and open field production. Maturity: Approx. 65 days
Culture: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence. Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well drained soil. Plant in late spring/ summer (when soil temperatures at least 60°F) in a very warm and sunny location. Eggplants are heavy feeders so use a balanced fertilizer. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits.