Pepino Tips

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  • 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.