A medium sized (2-5") fruit with a mild taste, very similar to cantaloupe. The pepino has a thin, creamy colored, sometimes purple spotted skin much like a tomato. Popular in New Zealand, the pepino is becoming common in some United States markets.
Seeds are not available for the Pepino. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in February 2015.
A small bush or shrub much like the tomato. Usually fruits in 9-12 months, so a frost free climate is preferred for optimal survival. Growth habit is similar to the tomato and plants benefit from some support. Shrubby growth to 4-6ft. Great in containers. The multi-colored flowers are borne in clusters and fruits follow a few months later.
Hardy to the upper 20's (F), but for adequate fruiting, a frost-free environment is preferred.
Treat much like tomato plants. Grow in full sun, water regularly. Use well-drained soil. Protect from hard freezes.
By seeds, which can take several weeks to germinate. By cuttings.
Commonly eaten fresh, the pepino's flesh is so soft and juicy it makes a quick and easy treat.
Native to the Andes mountain region.