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Solanum muricatum Aiton.


Kachun, Melon pear, Melon shrub, Native cucumber, Pear melon, Pepino de la tierra, Pepino Dulce, Pepino Melon

NewCROP has Pepino Dulce information at:

New Horticultural Crops in New Zealand—Errol W. Hewett

Alternative Crops Research in Virginia—Harbans L. Bhardwaj, Andy Hankins, Tadesse Mebrahtu, Jimmy Mullins, Muddappa Rangappa, Ozzie Abaye, and Gregory E. Welbaum

Neglected Crops: 1492 from a Different Perspective—J.E. Hernándo Bermejo and J. León (eds.)

"New" Solanums—Charles Heiser and Gregory Anderson

Magness J.R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.

Outside links:

Pepino can be found in Lost Crops of the Incas from National Academy Press

PEPINO DULCE "FRUIT FACTS" (Fruit Facts are a series of publications of the California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc. that contain information on individual fruits, including botanical identification, description and culture notes based on California research, and characteristics of cultivars).

Pepino dulce information from the California Dept. of Food and Agriculture.

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