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Solanum muricatum Pepino Melon

Solanum muricatum Pepino Melon

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A shrubby fruit plant grown for its sweet edible soft and fleshy fruit or just as an ornamental plant for its ... read more

A shrubby fruit plant grown for its sweet edible soft and fleshy fruit or just as an ornamental plant for its foliage! They’re ideal for growing in a container in the greenhouse or a sunny conservatory. It has also become quite a popular vegetable in salads or stews.  The multi-coloured flowers appear in summer and the fruits follow a few months later. You will be rewarded with plenty of tasty edible pepino dulce fruit, that resemble a melon in colour and its flavour is a succulent mixture of honeydew and cucumber, it's sometimes called pepino melon or melon pear. It's supplied in a 7 cm pot.


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Solanum muricatum Pepino Melon - 1 plant

Solanum muricatum Pepino Melon - 1 plant A00015 - Muricatum Pepino Melon

  • Delivered as pot plant
  • Pot size 9 cm
  • Delivery height including pot 15 cm
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Solanum muricatum Pepino Melon

A shrubby fruit plant grown for its sweet edible soft and fleshy fruit or just as an ornamental plant for its foliage! They’re ideal for growing in a container in the greenhouse or a sunny conservatory. It has also become quite a popular vegetable in salads or stews.  The multi-coloured flowers appear in summer and the fruits follow a few months later. You will be rewarded with plenty of tasty edible pepino dulce fruit, that resemble a melon in colour and its flavour is a succulent mixture of honeydew and cucumber, it's sometimes called pepino melon or melon pear. It's supplied in a 7 cm pot.

Details Solanum muricatum Pepino Melon

  • Blooms: May - July
  • Flower colour: yellow
  • Edible Fruit
  • Harvest: July - September
  • Full grown width: 25 - 50 cm
  • Plant location: sunny
  • Plant depth: 10 cm
  • Plant spacing: 35 cm
  • Hardiness: Not hardy
  • Preferred soil: Well drained

How to take care of Muricatum Pepino Melon

Treat much like tomato plants. Grow in full sun, water regularly. Use well-drained soil. Nor hardy so must be care over winter in greenhouse or conservatory. Feed the plants as follows: give an organic based fertilizer, such as dried manure on the top soil one week after planting and allow it to gradually soak into the ground, then every two weeks a liquid fertilizer such as Phostrogen as a foliar feed.

Melons need plenty of water, feeding and sun. It will not tolerate shade.

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