Pepino - Kendall Gold

Solanum muricatum

pepino fruit display

Fruit Trees > Subtropical Fruit Trees > Pepino > Pepino - Kendall Gold
Small bush rarely above 1 m tall with yellow fruit stripped purple up to 10cm. Flavour is like a juicy rock melon. Only pick fragrant, slightly soft fruit which are ripe.

$14.90 ($14.90-$14.90 choose a size)

Specifications of Pepino - Kendall Gold

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 0-1m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June

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Pepino - Kendall Gold Reviews & Tips

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Potty Bob 1
★★★★ 1y ago

POTTSVILLE, NSW, Australia

Easy to propagate , as nice as (taste like) rockmelon , maybe a little more watery in flavour , cucumber relative . Easier to grow than rockmelon and lasts a couple of years with care.Prone to fruit fly and same as tomatoes etc , always have a spare cu...

Trish J
1y ago

KALORAMA, Vic, Australia

Pepino - Kendall Gold

love it, easy to propagate but best of all the deer and wallabies don't eat it (grows in Vic)

Ken Lovell
2y ago

Poona, QLD, Australia

Pepino - Kendall Gold

A very frustrating fruit. It grows well here but the fruits are susceptible to every known pest and disease,especially fruitfly. Only for those who can give it daily attention and protection.

Peter91
★★★★ 4y ago

NORTH PLYMPTON, SA, Australia

Plant is just straight forward and easy to grow, fruits almost instantly, never actually tasted the fruit but have some growing now to see if it's worth keeping one around or not.

Figbarron
★★★★ 4y ago

FRANKSTON SOUTH, VIC, Australia

Got a pack of 10 cuttings from an eBay seller.I gave some away and rooted 6. 1 did not take and i kept 3 that rooted and gave 2 plants away to  a friend. The 3 plants are growing well in a cut barrel. This top 1/3 with the pepinos is also self waterin...

AussieSeal1
★★★★ 4y ago

GOLDEN SQUARE, VIC, Australia

Cannot wait to see it grow some fruit!Arrived today safe and sound. 14/01/16

hawkgirl
★★★ 5y ago

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tastes a lot like melon, heavy cropper, attractive fruits,

Waterfall
★★★★ 5y ago

WATERFALL, NSW, Australia

Steady growth, I like the taste of the fruit too, cross between a rockmelon and paw paw maybe but you must leave them on the tree until they are orange and a little soft otherwise the taste is poor.Its in a pot and I have made a trellis structure insid...

Rob19
★★★ 6y ago

WEST FOOTSCRAY, VIC

Another weed. Struggle to keep the fruit as it tends to be stolen by critters.

sony
★★★★ 8y ago

Mortdale, NSW, Australia

I love this fruit so I bought a couple of plants from Daleys last October and they fruited pretty much straight away.  I planted them in a spot where they get full sun in the morning. I placed dried sea grass as mulch and more surface roots proliferat...

CoolClimate1
★★ 8y ago

Yass, NSW, Australia

I was so intruiged by the description of the flavour of this fruit, I decided to give it a go. It grew very strongly in the ground, and produced three fruit within months. However, our first frost for the season was unusually severe (-7) and the plant ...

Paltahead
★★★ 9y ago

Huntingdale, Vic, Australia

I first saw this fruit growing in my mother in law's garden. She had been given a cutting, stuck it in the ground and it took off like a weed. Hers produced a few small fruit which tasted okay but didn't receive enough sun so not that sweet.  Came acr...

DynamicLifter1
★★★★ 9y ago

Cheltenham, VIC, Australia

Flesh looks and tastes similar to a cantalope but with a slight cucumber flavour. Grows really well from cuttings. Will fruit in a pot, but it grows much better in the ground.

Jonathan8
★★ 9y ago

Quakers Hill, NSW, Australia

Ive never had this fruit before. This cutting is so profolic. I had my my first flower, but because of the heat the flowers just dried. Now the snails are attacking the leaves. Im thinking of moving the plant to a different part of the garden.2011 wint...

JoshuaF
★★★★ 10y ago

Springfield Lakes, QLD, Australia

It was a present I received in March, it is in a pot and has done really well. The plant will dry out very quickly as it is in the pot.

BarbaraMildura1
★★★★ 10y ago

, VIC, Australia

I bought the plant at bunnings as a 10 cm high cutting/seedling (unknown), in October 2009.  At first I had in growing in a 40 cm pot but it was not at it's best. It grew bushy and it was very difficult to reach under to water. Plus it was always dryi...

AnneMarie2
★★★★ 10y ago

TUCKOMBIL, NSW, australia

Very yummy, attractive bush, propogates well.

Emma1
★★★★ 10y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

mini melons!

sheree
★★★★ 10y ago

Rangeville, QLD, Australia

From one tiny plant, I now have several.  Takes root easily wherever it sprawls.  One fruit so far and it was delicious! Cant wait for more, especially now that we are heading for warmer weather.  Only light frost damage, though I've seen others th...

KateGreen1
★★★★ 10y ago

South Windsor, NSW, Australia

This plant has really taken off, but there are no flowers on it as yet.

Michael
★★ 10y ago

Wakeley, NSW, Australia

This plant is so easy to grow. It has now taken up so much space in my garden . At first it had heaps of flowers but no fruit set. Then with the second time flowering it hasn't stop fruiting since. The taste is like a cucumber / melon combination which...

Candy1
★★★★ 11y ago

Beaumont, WA, Australia

this thing is unbelievable it was covered with fruit within the first few months that we planted it and we only put it in this year! I can't say that I really like the taste of the fruit, My 13 year old son loves it.

gardengirl1
★★★★ 11y ago

Barmaryee, QLD, Australia

Growing well, fruiting well. This is our first crop. Seems to have sprawling habit.

lionfish
★★★★★ 11y ago

Parkdale, VIC, Australia

I've got about 20 pepinos growing. It means we get a lot of fruit all year round. Wonderful plants. I can't believe they aren't more popular

JohnMc1
★★★★ 11y ago

WALLARAH, NSW, Australia

these are a great all round easy to grow perennial.  They are so vigorous I've got to cut my bush in half and discard half of it every year. The fruit are beautifully sweet not too dissimilar to rockmelon. I have to put the fruit into panty hose to pr...

Justin1
★★ 11y ago

COBURG, VIC, Australia

Has grown like crazy to cover a large area, and has flowered a little bit, but there have been no fruit so far.  UPDATE 2014: Produces lots of fruit over summer. But the fruit needs protecting as something gets into it, looks like codling moth. Propag...

k1
11y ago

Auchenflower, QLD, Australia

struggles in Brisbane --> or it may be the shale clayey soil I have. Was attacked by grasshoppers and loses leaves easily . no fruit despite lots of compost and mulch

HappyEarth
★★★ 11y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Easy to grow perennial shrub with large, juicy fruits that taste a bit like honeydew melon.

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