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Pepino Melon (10 seeds) (GR117) $3.50

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Pepino Melon

         
 
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(Solanum muricatum) One of our all time favorite fruits! This eggplant relative produces fruit that ranges in size from a chicken egg to a large goose egg, with a cream-colored rind that often has beautiful purple stripes. It has a sweet, mild flesh that is very melon-like. Use fresh or cooked. Beautiful, glossy ornamental plants require a fairly long season and are grown like eggplants. We had an abundant crop of these delectable fruits this past season here in Missouri. This fun plant can be grown indoors. Pepinos are popular in Peru, New Zealand and Australia and have just recently started to become common in US markets. This plant is native to the Andes Mountain region.
 
Pepino Melon
Overall Rating:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Luis
Location:
Miami, FL, United States
Date:
September 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Quality of fruits
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Sweetness and availability

What are the cons? Small quantity

Review:

Need more of this

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 55 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Countess
Location:
League City, TX, United States
Date:
July 2, 2017
          3.0
 
Cost out weighs flavor.
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to eat and juicy.

What are the cons? Too expensive

Review:

This tiny, large egg sized, fruit has a thin edible skin and a light yellow juicy flesh that tastes like a cross between a cucumber and a honey dew melon. The flavor is very mild and it would be easy to eat 3 or 4 at a time. However @ a cost of 4.00$US a piece, the flavor is not so fabulous that I will be purchasing any in the future unless the cost comes down significantly.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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45 out of 48 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
keembo
Location:
Papaikou, HI, United States
Date:
April 6, 2017
          4.0
 
Good when ripe
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? They are good when ripe

What are the cons? Need to stake them like tomato

Review:

I have grown them several times here in Hawaii. I really like the cantaloupe flavor they have when ripe. If you pick them too soon, they are crisp and not very sweet, but they are quite good if you allow them to ripen. Make sure there is some good yellowing between the dark colors, and sometimes you can smell them. If you started them with seed, they can vary in taste. If you find a very good tasting plant, you can take cuttings easily, root them in the shade for a few days in warm weather, and then you will have another plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
j.e.
Location:
Springfield, MO, United States
Date:
January 8, 2017
          2.0
 
fragile from seed
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? none on the first try

What are the cons? wimpy, weak sprouts

Review:

I couldn't keep the tiny sprouts alive. Probably too cool in the house during late winter when I planted them. I will try again once more this year after the mean temperature climbs a bit and more sunlight is available to keep the seed and soil warmer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mike
Location:
wallingford, CT, United States
Date:
December 6, 2016
          1.0
 
Dont Bother Try Another
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? None

What are the cons? Hard as a rock with no real fl

Review:

Just a waste of time imo. Late, rock hared, no discernible flavor.. Yes they were ripe and fully colored. Not worth the space or time in my garden. Will never grow again

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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