Solanum muricatum - Pepino, Melon Pear

Short compact bush in the Solanum family, cultivated  for its refreshing and attrative fruits. They are about 8-15 cm large and taste much like a melon. It is native to the andes and it thrives at temperatures between 4 to 24 C. It can survive to light short frosts. They will produce fruits within a year from planting!

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Short compact bush in the Solanum family, cultivated  for its refreshing and attrative fruits. They are about 8-15 cm large and taste much like a melon.  They produce fruit very fast, within a year from planting. It is native to the andes and it thrives at temperatures between 4 to 24 C. It can survive to light short frosts, and it struggles in hot, dry weather.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 40cm-70cm
Botanical family Solanaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Flowering Season All year
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Violet
Color Yellow
Care Pot
Shape Shrubs
Shape Perennials