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Solanum muricatum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Solanum muricatum Pepino,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Climbers, Groundcovers, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Shrubs Climbing / Twining, Shrub Like

Sprawling evergreen shrub-like climber with dark-green leaves and white/purple star-like flowers in Spring followed by edible, small, purple striped golden-yellow fruit. Fruit flesh is yellow and juicy with a subtle melon-like flavour. Great for using as a groundcover and growing on trellises. Harvest fruit from mid-Summer through to Winter.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Climber / Creeper, Edible Garden, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Powdery Mildew, Thrips

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Solanceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Purple, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate, Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate