An easy to grow vine with green to cream fruit that has stripes of purple and tastes like a cross between a honeydew melon and a cucumber. Originating in the Andes region of South America the name Pepino is Spanish for cucumber.
A mellow fruit that can be used in savoury dishes like salads and stir-fries or as a classic melon with cream and sweet sauces. Partners well with mint, coriander, dill and other light herbs. As a savoury dish, it ties in well with light meats like poultry and fish and other fruit like Tamarillo. Perfect snack for school lunchboxes.
A simple fruit that should be harvested when colour deepens and flesh starts to soften. Whole fruit can be eaten including skin and seeds. The flavour is soft and is easily overpowered by strong spices so take care when mixing. Another fruit that is very high in Vitamin C.
This scrambling vine can be grown in large pots or trained along a fence or warm wall. Can also be used a groundcover in a traditional cottage garden. Will grow in most soil types and tolerates down to -2C and light frosts.
Fruit ripens five to eight weeks after formation. Give regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed to keep the plant healthy and producing well.
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