Pepino Dulce “Purple Rain” (Organic)


Solanum muricatum. Pepino Dulce is a somewhat hardy tomato relative.  The name pepino dulce means sweet cucumber in english and the flavor of the fruit is somewhat like a sweet melon when ripe.  The plant is prized for its medium sized fruit and sprawling nature to be used as edible ground cover in a food forest.  Pepino Dulce is easy to root by cuttings and orginates from the Andes and so it can handle cooler temperatures and is hardy down to 28 degrees (with protection or in food forest setting).  USDA Hardiness Zone 9b-11.

I only wanted to one time to see you laughing …”Purple Rain” is an amazing selection we were gifted by the Santa Cruz Fruit Growers  It produces a delicious all purple skinned fruit that is more elongated than the Kendal Gold variety.  The plant also has an overall purple hue, with purpled leafed veins.  A very rare selection!

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Pepino Dulce “Purple Rain” (Organic)

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in

USDA Organic

Pot Size: 4inch

Plant Size: 6inch +

USDA Hardiness: 9b-11+

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