Pepino Melon belongs to the genus Solanum and is also known as pepino dulce. Pepino is perennial evergreen plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, tropic climates. It grows well in South Africa’s climate as well.
Pepino Melon tree is a small, evergreen shrub bearing purple flowers followed by deliciously sweet, smooth, oval shaped fruit. The skin of the fruit turns light creamy-yellow with purple stripes when fully ripe.
Pepino plants do not set fruit until the night temperatures are over 18 C. The fruit matures 30-80 days after pollination. Harvest the pepino fruit just before it is fully ripe and it will store at room temp for several weeks.
The seeds on offer are fresh seeds, harvested from my own Pepino Melon plants.