Pepino Dulce (Solanum muricatum)

Rated 4.8 stars
5 Reviews
Regular price $19.95
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Back for a limited time! Pepino Dulce, also known as Sweet-Cucumber, is a delightful exotic fruit native to South America but cultivated world-wide for it's exotic and delicious fruit. Pepino is a member of the potato, eggplant, and nightshade family of plants. The Pepino is a short-lived perennial, herbaceous fruiting plant that's grown for it's delicious sweet fruit, which is said to resemble a crossover between the honeydew melon and the cantaloupe. It is a fast growing plant, that will bear fruit within it's first season and can be grown as an annual in colder climates.

It is grown like a Tomato would be, with the support of trellis or frame, although in the wild it commonly develops as a free standing bush or climbs with the support of a neighboring tree.  Best grown on mound and staked. It doesn't self-attach very well. Pepino grows quickly and easily!

Plant Type: 
Short-Lived Perennial Fruiting Shrub/Vine

Pepino can be grown as an annual in colder climates!

Harvest Season: 
Spring, Summer, Fall

Mature Size: 
Up to 3-6 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture: 
Prefers well-draining very dry soil and low humidity conditions.

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate: 

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 9-11 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our Pepinos are grown from cutting or tissue culture and capable to produce within the growing season. 

Rated 4.8 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 4 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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5 reviews
  • MB
    MarieAnne B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 stars
    1 hour ago
    Great buy

    I actually am thrilled with this purchase because I ended up with three plants for the price of one! I'm waiting for spring to be here so it can go to its final pot but looked very healthy when arrived.

  • MJ
    Madeleine J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? Yes
    Rated 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Replacement plant growing beautifully...thank you!

  • CC
    catherine c.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    5 months ago
    Plant was healthy and green.

    Plant was healthy and green. Unfortunately it took too long to arrive but I would definitely shop again!

  • C
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Sow Exotic is the Best!

    I can't stop ordering plants! Their selection is awesome and everything arrives quickly and well packaged!

  • C
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    The plants came well packaged and in good health

    The plants came well packaged and in good health

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