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Aubergine 'Moneymaker No. 2' F1

Aubergine 'Money Maker' No. 2 is a good, early variety with tasty fruits and now the only one I grow. It is tolerant of lower temperatures, so can be grown outside, as well as indoors.

50 seeds

5 seedlings

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow
Flowers/ Harvest


Edible Crop
Kitchen Garden
Broad Tolerance
60cm (24in)
Common name
Aubergine, Eggplant
Moist but Well-drained
Full Sun
60cm (24in)
Sow in a warm place under cover January-March in individual pots or modules. May be grown in borders or large pots, in the greenhouse or a sunny sheltered spot outside. Harden off before planting outside in summer and use cloches if nights are cold.


Good, early variety with tasty fruits. It is tolerant of lower temperatures, so can be grown outside, or indoors.

Plant it with basil as they do in Greece, to increase the plant's pollination and general health. I love these griddled with fennel seeds and olive oil and made into a spicy aubergine salad to eat with pitta bread and tsatsiki, or enjoy grilled on the barbecue with mozzarella in stacks.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Better suited to greenhouse production but if planting outside, cover with a cloche for 2 weeks to allow plants to settle in. Pinch out tips at 45cm and stake. Water well and mist flowers to help fruit set. Feed with high potash until fruits set.