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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:48 pm 
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Yeah, the one I put in the AP system has bushed out and flowered, but not really grown much.

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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:09 am 
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My one in the pot is still there, will have to transplant it soon. The one in the dirt is somewhere in the choko vine. :confused:

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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:05 am 
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We planted pepino from cutting a few years back. Didnt do much the first year, flowered and fruited the second year, pruned it after fruiting and now it is taking over everything.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:50 pm 
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The thing is, are they a bit like a choko? Grow alright, but not much to eat...

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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:54 pm 
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we tend to make chutney with them. I find the flavour to be bland, however Murray doesnt seem to mind them, but then again he doesnt like rock mellon(cantelope). Dont know if any of this helps out.

You might all want to try the fruit first.


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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:06 pm 
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My neighbour had one growing on his fence for over 20 years.
I tried one once ,it tastes like an unripe watery Cantaloupe.


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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:09 pm 
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Fruit looks like a nice size for throwing. Are they hard or soft.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Firm like a cantaloupe


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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:30 pm 
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They should be slightly soft as they have no flavour when they are hard.


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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:34 am 
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Well, I'll wait till mine fruits before making the final decision, but I gotta admit, after reading the above few postings, that my expectations are now much lower than what they were originally.

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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:01 pm 
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Gotta get a nice apricot colour before eating and they will not ripen once picked. Fruit flies love 'em, if you are blessed with having f/f.
Dont think I'd grow them in AP as they spread like crazy.....given right conditions.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:48 pm 
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I just got some pepino seeds planted. I'm wondering, are they a bushy, self supporting plant, or more of a vine?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:56 pm 
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I think they are a bit like a tomato, they will bush up if left alone but you can prune and train up a trelis for better yield, mine is just starting to grow well thi syear after getting some irrigation to it finally.

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Any more info on these...were they worth the effort as I have a huge trellis attached to my fence where the passionfruit are refusing to grow...I thought I'd try something else.

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 Post subject: Re: Pepino
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Any more info on these...were they worth the effort as I have a huge trellis attached to my fence where the passionfruit are refusing to grow...I thought I'd try something else.


I keep forgetting to water the plants in pots before I can get them into the ground. Going to order some seeds to try next.

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