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Questions About Pepino Melon

Asked by
Jim.mcguire51 on
July 24, 2016
Augusta 6290

Q. Pepino

Do you prune a pepino bush (it is in a large pot)?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 25, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

The growth habit is indeterminate, so pinching out any side shoots but leaving the flower buds, much like you do with a tomato plant, is a good method of pruning and training the plant.
It likely needs a support system or staking to support it in the container.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pepinos/growing-pepino-plants.htm

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Asked by
mogita on
November 3, 2016

Q. pepino melon

What are common pests affecting pepino melon?

Answered by
Alisma on
November 4, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Pepino melon, botanical name Solanum muricatum, is affected by spider mites, mealybugs, the pepino fly, and the peach aphid, in South America, where it originates. Pests are less common in other regions where pepino melon is grown, but this may vary by the location.

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Asked by
pepino on
January 24, 2018
Atsugi, Kanagawa prefecture

Q. pepino plants

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,

Answered by
BushDoctor on
January 24, 2018
Certified Expert
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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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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 23, 2018

Q. Solanum Muricatum (Pepino Dulce)

Is this plant going to survive & bear fruit in Hawaii?How tall is this tree

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 24, 2018
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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 28, 2018

Q. pepino plant

I have a Pepino plant that is doing well and lots of flowers, but non are turning into fruit.
I also have the same problem with my Peruvian tear drop pepper plants tons of flowers but only one pepper. any suggestions

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 10, 2018
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 25, 2018

Q. Pepino Melon plant leaves

The leaves of my newly landed Pepino Melon plant are turning black at the tips, which then get soft(The tops) as if they are rotting.

How can I fix this problem; it s happening to quite a few of the leaves. My plant is planted in the ground with quite few hours of sun

Thanks,
Donna

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 25, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Caring for mango trees, especially to get fruit, requires that they have a LOT of moisture. They need to remain moist, and humidity has to be high for them to fruit properly. Here is an article that will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/mango/growing-mango-trees.htm

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