Pepino melon is native to the Andean region of South America. The fruits are described as cucumber-like in flavour (I personally think they taste like Rockmelon), refreshing, juicy and sweet.
They are apparently cultivated widely in New Zealand, Australia and Chile, but we don't see them in the fruit shops in Brisbane - with a little search I have found they grow them in north Qld in Innisfail and Tully.
The plant is a warm season fruit but can survive small…Continue
The weather has warmed within two weeks as usual, which is a delight, but we haven't had rain for many weeks. The tank is almost empty - I've basically stopped using it. On the plus side the bees are very active in the garden, both native and honey galore.
They both love the nasturtium flowers which are blooming in a wonderful variety of colours.…Continue