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Pepino Melon Pear

Germ. Temp 22 to 25
Germ. Time 21 days


Hardiness Rootstock may survive light frosts if protected
Position Full sun, rich well draining soil/compost. Pot or ground. Over winter in bright frost free place or mulch rootstock well.

Prefers ample moisture, but doesn't like being waterlogged. Feed fortnightly with a dilute organic tomato feed once flowering has started.

Fruit Ripens Stripe: 9 months
Fruit Length


1.80 for 10
Not a melon at all, but part of the tomato/potato family, the beautiful purple-striped, egg-shaped fruit of the Pepino Melon is mild and sweet with a flavour reminiscent of cantaloupe. Fruits in about 9 months from seed. Grown either as a half-hardy annual or herbaceous perennial - the foliage dies back in frost but the rootstock often resprouts if protected with mulch. You're unlikely to find this one in the supermarkets!












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