Knowledge from Olle Garden Bed: Pepino Melon

Pepino bushes originated in South America, providing you with beautiful garden shrubs and delicious fruits that you can eat. The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.

It seems impractical for you to be able to grow these fruits in your backyard, but it is possible with proper care.

If you are tired of eating the same old fruit, planting your own Pepino melon will let you try new flavors and eat your own products.

Since Pepino bush is a perennial plant, if properly taken care of, this plant will last for several years and provide you with exotic fruits in your own backyard.

If you are interested in learning more about Pepino melon and how to grow it, you can find information on how to grow plants and eat fruit below.

If you are not familiar with Pepino melon, this will give you some good ideas on how to make your meal more interesting!

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What is Peppino?

If you have never heard of Pepino melon, you may want to know what it is, or whether it is like traditional honeydew melon.

It is much smaller than watermelon or honeydew melon, because it can grow to the size of your hand, and it can also be kept much smaller like passion fruit or fig.

Pepino bushes can grow up to 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall, and are easy to grow because they thrive on scaffolding. This helps you control the Perpino bush and keep it away from the ground.

When the bush grows on the ground, it will begin to attract wild animals who also want to eat fruit.

If you are satisfied with this, Pepino can grow naturally on the floor. If not, the use of scaffolding will help keep plants in the air.

How does the fruit taste?

If you have never seen Pepino melon before, you may be intimidated by its appearance.

The skin is pale yellow with purple stripes, indicating that it is mature. Some people may mistake it for mold. When the fruit is not ripe, there will be no visible purple stripes. It is similar to a pumpkin.

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Although it looks like a small pumpkin or pumpkin, the sweet taste of Pepino melon is similar to honeydew melon and cucumber.

If you want sweet taste, please make sure there are purple stripes on Pepino melon, because this will contain the sweetest fruit.

Unlike honeydew melon, Pepino melon is very light, so you can eat it at any time during the day.

How to eat fruit

Now that you are familiar with Pepino fruit and when is the best time to eat it, you may want to know how to eat it.

You can eat fruit like honeydew melon or hami melon, but if you are looking for ways to incorporate it into your diet, there are several ways to eat Pepino melon.


Over the years, fruits in garden salads have become very popular. The sweet taste of Pepino melon is very effective in salads.

Most people prefer to use strawberries or pomegranates to increase the sweetness of the salad, but Pepino melon will be supplemented with various meat, cheese and traditional salad ingredients, such as cucumber, tomato, lettuce and red onion.

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If you want to use Pepino melon in dessert or as a sweet and healthy snack, there is a creative way to cook fruit, which you can enjoy at any time.

Cut the fruit in half, and cut the charcoal in each half until you are satisfied with the texture. Eat the two halves with ice cream or Greek yogurt to get a lighter choice. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup.


You can use Pepino melon in salty dishes or add it to salsa sauce to make a perfect companion for various meats.

Pepino melon will add a little sweetness to salsa sauce and counteract any bitter taste of Mexican pepper. Start preparing your usual salsa recipe and add 2-3 Pepino melons.

Breakfast bowl

Because Pepino melon is sweet, it is the perfect appetizer for your day and can provide you with healthy energy boost

You can use anything you want in the bowl, from Italian whey cheese or Greek yogurt as a base, then cover the top with a mixture of nuts and seeds or your choice.

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Then, you can add Pepino melon to the top of the bowl and finish it with honey, maple syrup or agave syrup.


A good way to include Pepino melon in your diet is to use it on cereals. Just dice the Pepino melon and put it on the cereal with other fruits, or just eat it alone.

How to Plant Peppino Plants

When you start planting Perpino plants, you can use the cuttings of the Perpino plants. This is the fastest way for plants to grow. You can easily propagate cuttings.

To do this, first remove the leaves from the plant and perform a 4-inch stem cut. After this is done, you can plant them in soil or water for quick results.

You can also grow Peppino plants by using the seeds of the Peppino melon.

When planting seeds in the soil, it is better to keep them indoors for 6-8 weeks before frost, so that they can keep warm inside to avoid freezing at low temperatures.

Once you have warm weather, you can move the seeds outside.

Planting cuttings in the soil

When planting cuttings of Pepino plants in the soil, you need to ensure that there is a well drained flowerpot and soil.

Use a 4-inch cut of the stem and place it in the soil. It is important to keep the pot in light, but avoid direct sunlight. You also need to water the cuttings every day.

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Because the cuttings are kept in the light and watered every day, the roots will begin to form in the soil, and you will be able to move the plants into the garden.

Growing and cutting in water

If you want a low maintenance way to plant Pepino plant cuttings, you can plant them in water. First, fill a glass jar filled with water, and then add the cuttings to the jar.

It is a good idea to place the cans on the windowsill, as long as they are not directly exposed to the sun, but are still in a bright area.

You need to replace the water in the tank every 3-4 days so that the cuttings can continue to grow in the tank. Make sure the leaves are not in contact with water.

After continuing to do this for about 2 weeks, you will begin to see that the root will begin to form on the cuttings in the water. Once you see the roots have formed, you will be able to move them into the soil.

Planting Perpino plants through soil stratification

Perpino plants can also form roots from branches on the ground. If you want to do this, put the branches of the Pepino plant on the ground and cover some of them with soil.

By doing so, the branch will begin to develop its own root.

Once you see that the branch has taken root, you can cut the branch from the original Pepino plant to which it is attached, and then plant it elsewhere in the backyard.

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Make sure you water well and you will start to see another form of Pepino in your garden.

When does the Perpino plant bear fruit?

Pepino plants can blossom and bear fruit all year round in a warm climate, and seedlings can usually blossom and bear fruit in the first 12 months of life.

They can usually bear fruit within 4-6 months, but if not, they will bear fruit within 12 months. They need warm weather to blossom and bear fruit, but they will begin to blossom in spring.

The Perpino plant produces white and purple flowers, which begin to bloom in spring.

The temperature at night needs to be 65 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to allow the plant to fully grow.

Since flowers begin to bloom in spring, fruits can be formed in spring, summer and even autumn.

When the Pepino plant starts to blossom for the first time and the fruit starts to form, the fruit is usually ready to be harvested within 60-80 days.

When can I harvest the fruit of Peppino?

When the purple stripes begin to appear on the yellowish skin, the Pepino fruit can be harvested.

If your plant is in the shade, the stripes may not form, but the sweetest Pepino fruit will have purple stripes on the skin.

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If some fruit falls off the plant before it matures, you can leave the fruit in the sun. This will help the fruit ripen, making the fruit ripe and sweet when eaten.

The fruit will still form purple stripes, indicating that it is ripe and ready to eat.

What is the best condition for growing Peppino plants?

When planting Pepino plants, they need to grow in a warm climate so that they can grow normally as malt liquor.

Plants are very sensitive to frost, because if the plants are too cold, the leaves will begin to turn yellow and droop.

If your plants are affected by frost, they will often recover in warm weather, but it is recommended that you try to protect them from frost.

A sheltered area in the garden will help protect the plants from frost.

The soil needs to be healthy, consisting of sugar cane, compost and organic mulch.

Once you plant the Pepino plant, make sure it is well watered to prevent dryness, and that it gets plenty of sunlight. Under these conditions, Peppino plants will produce large sweet fruits.

How to avoid pests

When planting Peppino plants, you will begin to notice that it will attract the attention of pests.

To prevent pests from damaging plants and fruits, you can use a simple solution to prevent pests from affecting it.

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Bind the organza bag around the small Perpino fruit, but make sure the bag is large enough to hold the full size Perpino fruit. To ensure this, make sure the bag is slightly larger than your hand.

Pepino fruit usually grows to the size of your hand, so making sure the bag is slightly larger means it will fit the full size fruit inside.

This will prevent pests from reaching the fruit, and the bag will ensure that there is enough space inside to fill the entire bag.

Final thinking

In conclusion, when you start planting Pepino plants, you need to consider many different factors.

The taste of fruit is very similar to honeydew melon, hami melon and cucumber, and it can grow from the size of passion fruit to the size of hand.

You can eat fruit in a variety of ways because you can add it to salads, breakfast, and as part of a healthy dessert.

You can use cuttings or Perpino fruit seeds to grow Perpino plants. You can plant cuttings in soil or water.

When planting Pepino plants in the soil, it is important to remember that you need to provide light for the plants, not direct sunlight. Be sure to water the plants, but do not overwater them.

When planting cuttings in water, make sure to replace the water every 2-4 days, and keep the jar in the light, but not in direct sunlight.

The fruit can grow on the seedlings within 12 months. When the pale yellow skin shows purple stripes, it is ready to harvest.

It is important to remember that when the fruit has purple stripes, the fruit will be sweeter, because that means it has matured. It is important to ensure that the plant has enough water and sunlight so that it can thrive in your garden.