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Pepino Melon (10 seeds) (GR117) $3.00

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Pepino Melon

         
 
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(Solanum muricatum) This eggplant relative produces fruit that are the size of a large goose egg with a cream-colored rind that usually has beautiful purple stripes. It has a sweet, mild flesh that is somewhat melon-like. Used fresh in salads or cooked. Beautiful, glossy ornamental plants require a very long season and are grown like eggplants. This fun plant can be grown indoors. Pepinos are popular in New Zealand and have just recently started to become common in U.S. markets. This plant is native to the Andes Mountain region.
 
Pepino Melon
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shagbark farm
Location:
Winchester, OH, United States
Date:
August 17, 2016
          3.0
 
Not so great in Ohio
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful plants.

What are the cons? No yield.

Review:

We wanted a fun market offering to go along with our cherentais and heirloom melons. So far all the rest of the melons have gone to market and we're still waiting for the pepinos to blossom. We started the seeds in January, set the plants, which had grown to 4" pots by May, into containers and into the field in May. Beautiful plants, no melons. Will overwinter 1 plant just because we don't accept failure!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ndev
Location:
GIlbertsville, PA, United States
Date:
January 14, 2016
          4.0
 
Spider mite Magnet
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Fruit Quickly

What are the cons? Spider mites love them

Review:

I've had my plants from these seeds for two years, I just lost one to a frost as I didn't move them into the greenhouse in time. I've neglected these plants and they keep on growing. At least three times a year though I have to spray or heavily prune with an light organic spray to keep the spider mites under control. Its like all the spider mites in the greenhouse gravitate towards them over the winter. They are very resilient though and always pop back. The remaining ones lower branches have survived a ~10F freeze and is growing back nicely.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
blue
Location:
Sawtell, NSW, Australia
Date:
November 23, 2015
          3.0
 
Growing Pepino in Australia
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow outside

What are the cons? Still getting use to taste

Review:

I have these Pepino Melons growing wild in my garden . We are just coming into summer in Australia and it is starting to get very warm/hot . I have been picking some fruit lately but think I am picking to early??? . Also can the fruit ripen more once picked . Still trying to get use to the taste,

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dstack
Location:
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Date:
August 31, 2015
          1.0
 
Seedlings wont grow here
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? I love what I've read about it

What are the cons? extremely challenging to grow

Review:

I'm on my second package of seeds trying to get this to grow here. I've had no luck with the first package in the cooler months of South Florida, so I've been trying now. I can get them to germinate, but can't get them past the small delicate stage. I've failed in pots, so now I'm trying it in my garden box partly shaded by eggplant leaves. I've had two all summer and one is about 1 1/2 inches, the tallest that I've been able to get, but both just don't seem to be getting any bigger. Perhaps there's just too much of a difference between the Andes mountains' climate and our tropical south, but I've not given up yet! I'll post an update if something changes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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58 out of 61 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Eyal
Location:
Amirim, UM
Date:
March 3, 2014
          5.0
 
You must know how to eat it.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful and tasty

What are the cons? tastes blend if picked to late

Review:

I actually have this fruit from a plant I bought and did not grow it from seeds. When we ate the first few fruits we where quite disappointed - as one of the other reviews said - it tasted like a blend melon... So we ignored this plant for some time and even though of removing it in favor of something else... but then I saw that the ants where eating the fruit and leaving nothing but the thin external skin of it and said that if they find it so good I must try again. this time I picked it a bit "early" - and did not let it become "ripe". It tasted SO much better... each person I gave to try it said that it was like some exotic fruit mixture - pears, pineapple, persimmons and so on each with what he likes best... I am going to try grow some more myself now from seeds - would like to have between 10-20 of those plants... Our summers reach 38 Celsius and in the last winter it even survived a snow...) If it tastes blend - you picked it too late. pick it before it becomes yellow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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