Aubergine 'Money Maker' No. 2

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. More
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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.

A handsome, shiny black aubergine. Plant it with basil, like 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.

Genus Solanum melongena
Variety Money Maker No.2
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Aubergine, Eggplant
Soil Type Fertile
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in February-March. Plant out once threat of frost has passed.
Care Tips If planting outside cover with a cloche for 2 weeks to allow plant to settle in. Feed and water regularly. Stake - tie stems to a support as they grow. Pinch out tips at 45cm. Grows well in a container pot.
Harvesting 4-5 months from sowing. June- September. Pick when skins are shiny. You can tell if an aubergine is ripe by looking under the calyx - the greeny-purple star where the fruit joins the stem. If the skin is pure white, the fruit is ripe; if it is tinged green, wait a few days before you use the fruit.
Cooking Notes Griddled or fried in slices, these are quick and delicious.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 22nd August 2017 by Annie Hazell

I've never grown aubergines before but thought I'd give it a try, and have just harvested them. Smaller than supermarket varieties (though this may be slightly down to the size of the pots used and erratic feeding pattern). Only a few fruits per plant but I had several good plants so happy with the result for a first attempt. NB. I grew these in my greenhouse. Plants faded rather towards the end, not sure if I had my heat/light levels right or not. Will definitely grow again.