Pepino (Melon Pear)Solanum muricatumMelon Shrub, Pepino Dulce

Half-hardy Perennial

What is Half-Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years. Can be grown outdoors
but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Height Up to 90cm (35.4in)
Spread Up to 90cm (35.4in)

Half-hardy Perennial

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Full sun

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Description
The unusual, round fruits of the Melon pear are cream skinned with purple streaks. The deliciously sweet and juicy flesh has a taste and aroma similar to melon, and can be eaten in a similar way. Pepino is a shrubby fruit plant that is ideal for growing in a container in the greenhouse or a sunny conservatory, as the plants need warmth to flower and fruit successfully. Height and spread: 90cm (36").

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1 packet (15 melon pear seeds) (TM00058)

Sowing
Sow melon pear seeds from March to April at 18-21C (65-70F) on the surface of a good quality seed compost, and cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Keep the soil damp but not wet and do not exclude light as this helps germination. Place in a propagator or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 7-10 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into pots of well drained compost and grow them on in cooler conditions in a frost free greenhouse or conservatory. Choose a position in full sun.
More Info
Feed and water melon pears frequently. Solanum muricatum is self fertile and is pollinated by insects. Harvest melon pears just before they are fully ripened. They will store for several weeks at room temperature.
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