Pepino Tips

  • In NZ, Pepinos are grown in pots with three long bamboo stakes. The plant is cut off low to the ground and when it multi-trunks after being cut, the vines are trained up the stakes.
  • New Pepino plants require the centre to be pruned out and doing this encourages an open bush allowing greater light penetration and air movement
  • A wire trellis in the form of a pyramid is needed to support the plant, keeping it upright especially when in fruit
  • It is very susceptible to fruit fly, you either have to net or bait so design your trellis accordingly.