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Postby jaden62 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:29 pm

I've got a pepino (Panama Gold, I think) that is fruiting madly, but the fruit is very bitter tasting. It smells sweet & like a melon, but when you go to eat it, it's very bitter. I've tried picking them at all stages of ripeness once they're yellow with the purple stripes, but they aren't getting any better.

What am I doing wrong?
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Re: Pepinos

Postby gardenlen » Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:26 am

g'day jaden,

we have grown them in a couple of places now, apart from being overly attractive to fruit fly attack, they have always been juicy and sweet though the flavour is a light flavour.

have you tested PH? maybe the soil is on the acid side? we only ever mulched ours never fertilised.

outside of that not much else i can suggest

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