Pepino Growing 101: How Long Does it Take to Grow Your Own Pepino?


Are you a fan of Pepino? Have you ever wondered how long it takes for this delicious fruit to grow? Well, wonder no longer! In this blog post, we will be exploring the growth process of Pepino and discovering just how long it takes for these yummy fruits to mature.

Growing Conditions Matter

First things first, let’s talk about the growing conditions required for Pepino. This fruit is native to South America and thrives in warm temperatures with plenty of sunlight. It requires well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter and should be watered regularly. With all these parameters met, your Pepinos will start sprouting shoots after two weeks or so.

The Growth Process

Once the sprouts emerge from the ground, they will develop into plants over time. The length of this stage varies depending on several factors such as climate conditions and care given by farmers. Typically though, it can take around 80-100 days before your beautiful plants bear fruit!

Maturity Stage

At maturity stage, which usually happens four months after planting (if properly cared), each plant will produce up to 15 fruits weighing between 200g -800g per harvest season (depending on variety). Maturity can also be identified through color change in skin; when fully ripe they turn yellow-orange hue with purple stripes.

In Conclusion…

In conclusion, growing Pepino doesn’t require much effort if proper care measures are put in place from seedling to harvest time which can last between three – five years if properly managed. Therefore whether grown commercially or as home garden crops, one thing remains evident – patience pays off when waiting for our favorite fruits like Pepino!