Pepino

Solanum muricatum

Juicy and prolific with a flavour similar to honeydew melon crossed with cucumber, this perennial sweet cucumber thrives in frost-free climates or can be grown throughout spring and summer in cold areas.

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Pepino

Known as the ‘Sweet Cucumber’ in its native Central America (‘Pepino Dulce’ in Spanish), the Pepino is like a perennial rockmelon, growing in all frost-free areas. A member of the tomato family, fruit is extremely juicy and prolific with a flavour similar to honeydew melon crossed with cucumber. This perennial sweet cucumber thrives in frost-free climates or can be grown throughout spring and summer in cold areas.

How to grow

Tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions the Pepino is an excellent beginners plant for any frost free area. Benefits from a trellis to help support the stems which may become heavy and tear from the main stem without support. Prepare soil before planting with additions of compost and aged compost. Water during hot weather. Bears prolifically and from a young age.

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