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Veliyath Gardens

Pepino Melon Fruit Plant (Solanum muricatum)

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Plant Type

Common Name: Pepino dulce, sweet cucumber

Botanical Name: Solanum muricatum

General Information:

Species of evergreen shrub native to South America, Grown for its sweet, edible fruit similar to honeydew or rockmelon. Fruit has a juicy melon-like texture, Known as pepino dulce, Pepino, or sweet cucumber.

Fruit contains 35mg of vitamin C per 100g, 7% carbohydrates, and 92% water. Fruit should be harvested just before it is fully ripe and can be stored for several weeks at room temperature.

Fruit is about 10cm long and 6cm wide, The plant prefers well-drained soils in a sunny position for better growth.

Health Benefits:

Good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and fiber.

Known for its hydrating properties due to its high water content.

Some studies suggest that Pepino has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 1 Year

Maintenance Required: Moderate