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Solanum muricatum (seeds)

Pepino

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Solanum muricatum: Pepino, Pepino Dulce (sweet cucumber) , Melon pear, Melon shrub

Pepino comes from South America.

It is a perennial evergreen shrub that can reach a height of up to  2 m. in greenhouse conditions.

Solanum muricatum ‘s fruit is golden yellow with purple streaks. Inside is juicy orange -yellow.

It cannot withstand temperatures below -2 oC

Solanum muricatum  is easily propagated by seed and handling is similar to that of tomato or pepper.

Bear fruit in 4-6 months after transplanting.

Although perennial, often grown as an annual.

The fruits are edible and eaten raw or in fruit juice. They have great taste like melon and rich aroma.

 

Species ID

Family:
Solanaceae
Genus:
Solanum
Species:
Solanum muricatum

Plant Characteristics

Circle of Life:
Perrenial
Plant Type:
  • Shrub
Foliage:
Deciduous
Height:
90-120 cm.
Growth Rate:
Fast

Requirements

Soil Type:
Fertile , humus , well drained
Light Requirements:
Full Sun
Water Requirements:
Moderate to High
Usage:
  • Edible
  • Fit in Pot
  • Ornamental