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Melon pear 'Pepino' melon pear

Solanum muricatum 'Pepino' - the fruity nightshade from South America

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(€55,80 per plate) €0,93 per plant
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Plate equals 60 plants
Plant size: root ball ⌀ = 4 cm; height 5.5 cm
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Plate equals 60 plants
Plant size: root ball ⌀ = 4 cm; height 5.5 cm
Plates Price* per plant*
1-3 plates €46,80 EUR €0,78 EUR
4-43 plates €44,46 EUR €0,74 EUR
From 44 plates €42,12 EUR €0,70 EUR
(* excl. tax plus shipping)

Advantages

  • a special fruit plant
  • attractive plants & fruits
  • sweet-fruity taste

Fact sheet

Growth: Herbaceous plants, also perennial if frost-free overwintering

Ripeness/Harvest: depending on the age of the plants from mid or late summer, when the basic color changes from green-tan to yellow-orange and the violet stripes are clearly visible

Fruits: fruits up to fist-sized, obovate; green-yellow basic color with violet stripes, when fully ripe the basic color changes to yellow-orange

Taste: sweet and fruity, something between melon and pear, with typical hints of nightshade, light cucumber aroma when just ripe

Variety description

The melon pear 'Pepino', sometimes also called pear melon, originally comes from South America and is widespread there. 'Pepino' forms up to 150 cm high and richly branched, annual herbaceous plants, which can also be perennial in appropriate latitudes or with suitable, frost-free overwintering. The flower in particular shows very well that 'Pepino' belongs to the nightshade family, because the flowers – white with violet stripes – are very similar to those of a potato.
The fruits can grow to the size of a fist and are obovate in appearance. The still young fruits have an even pale green colour, the typical violet stripes only appear as they ripen. When fully ripe, it is easy to recognize, because then the green-yellow basic color changes to yellow-orange and the fruits spread a fruity-sweet scent.
When fully ripe, the fruits - which are usually eaten without the skin - taste sweet and fruity and slightly melon-like, sometimes a bit like pear, depending on the taste classification. Hence the common German term "melon pear". If the fruits are not quite ripe, they can have a slight cucumber aroma.

Technical data

SKU 61011
Lubera type
License type
Advantages Special fruit plant, attractive plant & fruits, sweet-fruity taste
Growth Herbaceous plants, also perennial if frost-free overwintering
Annual growth Annual
Blossoming time June, Jul, Aug, September
Blossom color white-purple
Leaf color green
Leaves Evergreen
Striking autumn color no
Ripeness/Harvest depending on the age of the plants from mid or late summer, when the basic color changes from green-tan to yellow-orange and the violet stripes are clearly visible
Harvest time From July
Fruits fruits up to fist-sized, obovate; green-yellow basic color with violet stripes, when fully ripe the basic color changes to yellow-orange
Taste sweet and fruity, something between melon and pear, with typical hints of nightshade, light cucumber aroma when just ripe
Sturdiness **
Winter hardiness insufficient
Weight 0.0 kg