Pepino grow and care – shrub of the genus Solanum also known as Pepino melon or pepino dulce, Pepino is perennial evergreen plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Flower color purple with light purple in the edge,
Fruit color rind is yellow with sometimes purple spots or stripes, fruit shape is oval. The flavor remind melon and sometimes cucumber, sometimes the flavor strong but mostly anemic
Pepino for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy How to grow Pepino growing and care:
Well drained soil, trellising
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Vegetative Reproduction Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes Difficulties or problems when growing: Need to dominate a lot of ground before bearing fruits, sometime the fruits have anemic taste Spring, summer Planting season: Aphids, ants Pests and diseases: Winter Pruning season: How to prune: Week and dead branch 20-60 cm, 8-24 inches Size of the plant: Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement: Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade (bear less fruit) No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes Blooming information Spring / Summer Bloom season: General information about the flower Purple flower with light purple in the edge Thinning the bloom: Until the plant is not fully establish recommend to thinning Pollination is done by: Bee, fly Edible fruits Fruit harvest season: Summer / Autumn Fruits pests or diseases: Birds, aphids What can be done with big quantities of Pepino fruits? Juice, eat raw Work requirements on the fruit: Trellising (sometime the fruit heavy to the plant) 1-2 years How long does it take to bear fruit? If the fruits attack by birds recommend pick before it’s ready, and let it ripening at home Ripening of fruit: Vegetative Reproduction How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Pepino? Cutting, Bending a branch over and covering it with earth Spring / Summer The best time for vegetative reproduction in Pepino: 2-3 weeks How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction? Moist, half shade, the cutting can be put in water What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Pepino? Scientific name:
Blooming Seasons Spring flowers Summer flowers Edible Parts Culinary uses Eaten raw Ice pop & Ice cream plants Jams Juice Flower colors Climate Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Tropics Climate Harvest Season Autumn Harvest Summer Harvest Plant growing speed Average growing plants Fast growing plants Plant Uses Planting Season Spring Planting Summer planting Plants sun exposure Full sun Plants Part shade Plants Watering plants Big amount of water Regularly water Hardiness zone Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 11 Hardiness zone 12 Hardiness zone 13