Pepino melon is an evergreen perennial shrub native to the mild Andean regions of Colombia, Peru and Chile, South America. Solanaceae = Nightshade tomato family
Growth: Height: +50cm Spread: +70cm
- Grow in warm semi-shaded + wind protected spaces in Cape Town.
May require staking support for heavy fruit which droop to the ground.
- Fruits are thirst quenching and taste of sweet melon (spanspek) with a hint of cucumber.
- Pepino melon is ripe when it turns a pale creamy yellow with vivid purple stripes.
Harvest the pepino fruit just before it is fully ripe and it will store at room temperature for several weeks.