Pepino melon plants

Young plants available: Fruit taste of sweet melon (spanspek) with a hint of cucumber.

1 in stock (can be backordered)


Solanum muricatum
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.

Additional information

Weight 1000 g


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