Pepino Dulce (Solanum muricatum)

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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

Self-Fertile: 
Yes

Growth Rate: 
Fast

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

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

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