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Tzimbalo Melon Pear (15 seeds) (GR135) $3.00

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Tzimbalo Melon Pear

         
 
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This wild relative of Pepino is similar to it, and may even be Pepino's wild ancestor. Fruits are small, comparable in size to grapes, but shaped and marked similar to Pepino. The delicious little fruits ripen yellow or pale green, with similar longitudinal striping to Pepino, but they're much more juicy. Flavor is similar to Pepino but is often described as tangier and more complex, and tart, with subtle overtones of cucumber, melon and other fruit flavors. This South American native is best suited for greenhouse cultivation in most of the country, but plants may be overwintered indoors in pots. This is a very rare plant, possibly easier to grow than Pepino because it is often earlier from seed. Very exciting and fun.
 
Tzimbalo Melon Pear
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JIm
Location:
Kansas City, MO, United States
Date:
September 19, 2016
          5.0
 
Fun and Unusual
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great Germination Rate

What are the cons? Slow to Mature

Review:

This is a very rare and unusual fruit but is super easy to grow with some patience. I've tried them in both ground and pot with success so far. They are quite prolific in ground. They are not as prolific in pot, but I'm hoping to see how they overwinter indoors. The fruits are tart and sweet with one of the most unusual aftertastes I've ever had. If you like to try new things, I highly recommend!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ASH
Location:
Nashville, TN, United States
Date:
August 23, 2016
          5.0
 
Wonderful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy. Prolific. Interesting!

What are the cons? lack of info

Review:

This is an extremely interesting plant in both growth and flavor. I started seeds indoors in January and planted out in March. Once the soil warmed, they really took off and have subsequently spread as far as I'll let them! I'm also confident they'll produce till frost, although they are just now maturing in late August. If planted in the ground, they'll spread indefinitely as far as I can tell- but it's not all vegetative show either: lliterally HUNDREDS of fruits! Flavor definitely comparable to a sweet-yet-tart cucumber. My only complaint, is that there is not a lot of info on them. They're delicious fresh, but I'd like to see if and how they're used in pies, jams, etc. And I'd love to know if I can pickle the immature ones once frost hits. I'll definitely grow these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dstack
Location:
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Date:
May 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Growing well in S. Florida
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy to start from seed

What are the cons? No dislikes yet.

Review:

I can vouch for the good germination rate. My plants are growing fast and seem very happy, both in pots and in my beds. I'm testing a couple in nematode infested soil to see how they hold up. So far so good! The ones in pots have started forming fruit, but they are only small grape sized so far. I can't wait to taste these!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nick
Location:
Gilbertsville, PA, United States
Date:
March 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Easy to start
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to sow and quick to germ.

What are the cons? none

Review:

I purchased these seeds over the winter and within two weeks they were up ave have become nice four inches plants by now. I planted them in a raised bed about 3 ft apart. I will update on the flavor as the season goes on. God germination rate.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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