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Andean Melon


By Aleyna

Andean Melon (Solanum muricatum (Melon Pear))

The Andean Melon is producing the first fruits. I hope to try some before the first frost. It is one more of my concerns, covering this plant.

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Is that what we call a tomatillo Aleyna?

2 Apr, 2020


I don't know Karen. It is also known as peer-melon. Bothanical name is Solanum muricatum.

2 Apr, 2020


Thanks Aleyna..its not. Tomatillo is another name for Physalis. This solanum is known as Pepino as well.

2 Apr, 2020


Looks perfect.

3 Apr, 2020


I'm trying to germinate Solanum quitoense (Naranjilla) which is from Ecuador.

3 Apr, 2020


Thank you Thrupennybit.

Karen, yep I found out that Physalis is also known here as tomatillo.

4 Apr, 2020


Fantastic Aleyna! Very smooth fruit. I’ll bet it is very fresh and tastes amazing. Fingers crossed you don’t have issues with frost.

5 Apr, 2020


Thank you Kate :)

7 Apr, 2020

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