These fantastic solanacea's are so easy to grow and are so generous with their juicy and delicious fruit that I don't understand why they are not everywhere you look.
Pepino grow easily from seed with an 80% viability rate, but if you don't want to wait, we have well rooted cuttings as well.
Seeds are best planted in early Spring or late Winter.
The Pepino plant itself is a bit of a sprawler, growing naturally to about 60cm high but spreading to aprox. 1 metre.
We stake our plants up which increases the height to aprox. 1M but contains the spread a little and makes it easier to find the fruit.
The pale green fruit of Pepino is decorated with a deep magenta stripe if it ripens in the sun.
Fruit is unstriped if it ripens in the middle of the bush in the shade.
The taste is sweet like a rockmelon but with an apple texture and overtone.
Packet of 10 seeds - $4.50
Potted plants are available on our 'Live Plants' page.
Degree of difficulty in germination.....1/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult)