Pepino - Kendall GoldSolanum muricatum
Striking colours of the Pepino Kendall Gold Fruits protected by netting from any fruit fly By Gerald and Josie Bong [All Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)
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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
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)
Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June
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Customer Tips & Reviews Pepino - Kendall Gold
POTTSVILLE BEACH, 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...
Pepino - Kendall Gold
love it, easy to propagate but best of all the deer and wallabies don't eat it (grows in Vic)
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.
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.
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...
GOLDEN SQUARE, VIC, Australia
Cannot wait to see it grow some fruit!Arrived today safe and sound. 14/01/16
tastes a lot like melon, heavy cropper, attractive fruits,
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...
WEST FOOTSCRAY, VIC
Another weed. Struggle to keep the fruit as it tends to be stolen by critters.
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
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...
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.
, 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...
TUCKOMBIL, NSW, australia
Very yummy, attractive bush, propogates well.
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...
South Windsor, NSW, Australia
This plant has really taken off, but there are no flowers on it as yet.
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...
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.
Barmaryee, QLD, Australia
Growing well, fruiting well. This is our first crop. Seems to have sprawling habit.
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
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...
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...
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