Pepino Plant (Solanum muricatum)


Pepino (Solanum muricatum) – is a perennial to 50cm fast growing, producing oval shaped fruit to 10cm, pale yellow sweet edible flesh. Its flavour recalls a succulent mixture of honeydew, cantaloupe and cucumber, with hints of orange. It is sometimes called pepino melon or melon pear. Adds flavour to fruit salads. Super juicy and refreshing on a summer’s day.

Shrub grows in a sprawling habit and makes an excellent ground cover plant. It tends to fruit better when grown over a trellis. The foliage is susceptible to damage by light to moderate frosts, however will quickly recover with warmer weather. Grow as annual in frosty areas. The small flowers are blue, violet-purple or white marked with purple.

Thriving and healthy plants grown from cutting 10-15cm tall. Mother plant shown in image gallery.

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