Pepino Melon

Pepino Plants

pepino added on January 24, 2018 | Answered

This is Ok-Kyung Kim working at Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan. I and my collegue, associate professor Takahata are interested in producing pepino crop and we are performing a project to develop a new brand pepino and its cultivation system in Japan. As you may know, pepino was firstly imported from New Zealand to Japan in 1980s, but unfortunately it was not popular because of less sweetness. To understand how pepino is produced and consumed in NZ, we are planning to visit NZ from 11th to 18th February. While searching information on pepino, we found your interesting article about pepino plants. If you do not mind, could you tell us where pepino plants are cultivated in NZ currently? We would like to visit their farm and learn how to produce it. Waiting your positive response. Thank you for your help in advance. Regards,

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Answered on January 24, 2018

We would not be able to tell you where they were produced in another country. I would guess that some of the universities there would know more about the locations of production, and you could get in touch with them. They would be able to help more on this subject.

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