Plant identification please :

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  1. hardworkinghippy

    hardworkinghippy Junior Member

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    I planted this from a seed somebody gave me a few months ago and I haven't a clue what it is.

    Any ideas please ?
     
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    Could be a pepino
     
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    gardenlen Group for banned users

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    what appearance and size were the seeds?

    but very much like a pepino

    very tropical fruit fly suseptable, keep fruit up off the ground.

    len
     
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    Need pic of flower and fruit for positive ID; or you could ask your friend
    But yes pepino, or some other solanaceae, a possibility
     
  5. hardworkinghippy

    hardworkinghippy Junior Member

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    Thanks for that !

    Once I had a name, I looked it up and it's most certainly a Pepino Solanum muricatum.

    We don't get fruit flies here Len - so that's a bonus I guess.

    I just can't remember the seed or even planting it, I always try to label too but we've had so many permie folk passing this way this year with seeds and cuttings etc. that things got forgotten and I probably just planted it and thought I'd see what happened. (As you do ! :))

    I'll have to get it out of the ground once it's fruited (If we have a nice autumn.) as apparently it won't take to our freezing winters. Have any of you overwintered these indoors ?

    Thanks a lot for the ID.

    Irene


    Thank you very much !
     
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    great about the F/F they are good eating not high on flavour, but sweet and juicy seeds too small to worry about in ripe fruit, my grandies loved them when we could beat the F/F.

    so far no F/F in appearance here but early days we are new. so may give them a go and grow them up the fence wire.

    len
     
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    HWH, most people round here grow pepino as annuals. The seed germinates extremely easily and I can't imagine coddling one through the winter:think:
    Then again, I'm biased: while they can't compete with choko's legendary boringness, to me their insipid 'cucumber crossed with an underripe honeydew melon' thing is...boring.
    That didn't stop me eating loads of the things as a kid though!
     

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