Pepino Dulce (Solanum muricatum)
Pepino Dulce (Solanum muricatum)
Pepino Dulce (Solanum muricatum)

Pepino Dulce (Solanum muricatum)

Regular price $19.95
20 in stock

Live Pepino Dulce Plant

Ships ready-to-plant in 4" coconut coir pot

Pepino Dulce, aka Sweet-Cucumber, is a delightful exotic fruit native to South America, but cultivated world-wide. It is a member of the potato, eggplant, and nightshade family of plants. The Pepino is a 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 generally bear fruit within it's first season.

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.  Solanum muricatum requires moisture rich soil, with a sunny or semi-shaded location for best growth and fruiting. It does not tolerate frost or strong winds. 

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Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

How to Grow Pepino Dulce

Plant Type: Perennial Fruiting Vine

Harvest Season: Late-Summer through late-Fall

Mature Size: 3' tall by several feet wide

Soil & Moisture: Well-drained, neutral pH, fertile or nutrient rich soil. Loves moisture!

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Zone Hardiness: 9+ with frost protection

Pepino Dulce Health Benefits

Pepinos are low calorie fruits loaded with health benefiting phyto-nutrients, dietary-fiber, minerals and vitamins and make a  delicious, healthy snack for all ages! They contain potent anti-inflammatory and immune system boosting affects.


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