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Common Name: Melon Pear
Plant Family: Solanaceae
2 in stock
Suggested Use: Growing in PotsPlanting Style: ExoticSeason of Interest: Summer to AutumnPosition/ Situation: Summer PatioSun/ Shade: SunFlower Colour: PurpleLeaf Colour: GreenHeight: low (up to 3 feet)Habit/Shape: BushyEvergreen: NoHardiness/minimum temperature: Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
An unusual addition to the edible garden. A frost-tender perennial, in warm seasons fruits turn yellow and can be peeled and eaten raw, tasting like a canteloupe melon. Train up canes or grow in pots to keep fruit off the ground. A productive female variety.
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall
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