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Melon Pears

I planted a melon pear earlier this year. It was about 10 cm high. It is now more than 30 cm and has plenty of fruit. I am waiting for the fruit to develop light purple stripes and turn soft before I pick them. They taste a lot like spanspek. The plant can be multiplied by taking and planting slips.

Elaine Fike….Hillcrest

7 replies on “Melon Pears”

Most interesting! Never heard of this plant / fruit until now. Where could one get seeds, or perhaps cuttings?

I bought a plant from our local Builders Warehouse here in Pietermaritzburg last year. the plant had lovely fruit, but almost no taste. Sadly, I sold the house and left the plant for the new owner.

Hi All. I am in Roodepoort and would appreciate anyone willing to share some of there seed with me. I have some interesting tomoto seeds to swop.

Hello. have you tried growing these melon pears from seeds? If so, Please could you let me have some? If there is anyone on the West Rand who can offer me cuttings or settled plants I really would appreciate it.

Find a shop that stocks indian veggies. Find a really overgrown bittergourd, it should be yellowing. Cut it open. Plant seeds when dry.
Must warn you it is pretty bitter.

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