"(Solanum caripense) Fruit is small, comparable in size to grapes, but shaped and marked similar to Pepino. The delicious little fruit ripens yellow or pale green, with similar longitudinal striping to Pepino, but it’s much more juicy. Flavor is similar to Pepino but is often described as tangier and more complex. Tart, with subtle overtones of cucumber, melon and other fruit flavors. This South American native is suited for both greenhouse and garden cultivation in most of the country, and plants may be overwintered indoors in pots. This is a very rare plant that is started indoors like tomatoes and bears a heavy yield from early August until frost in our Missouri gardens. Harvest when fruit starts to soften. Very exciting, fun and SO delicious."
- Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds / RareSeeds.com