Image Source: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds / RareSeeds.com. Used by Permission.
Image Source: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds / RareSeeds.com. Used by Permission.

Pepino Melon

Regular price
$4.00 | Sold Out
Sale price
$4.00
Annual
Container Friendly
Loamy Soil
Medium Height
Cold Tolerant
70 Days to Maturity
Plant Size: 18oz container, 6"-12" tall.

"(Solanum muricatum) One of our all-time favorite fruits! This eggplant relative produces fruit that ranges in size from a chicken egg to a large goose egg, with a cream-colored rind that often has beautiful purple stripes. It has a sweet, mild flesh that is very melon-like. Use fresh or cooked. Beautiful, glossy ornamental plants require a fairly long season and are grown like eggplants. We had an abundant crop of these delectable fruits this past season here in Missouri. This fun plant can be grown indoors. Pepinos are popular in Peru, New Zealand and Australia and have just recently started to become common in U.S. markets. This plant is native to the Andes Mountain region."

- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds / RareSeeds.com