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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2020, 04:01:36 PM »
Going to include fruit with cutting orders to all states its legal to do so.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2020, 05:58:01 PM »
Do these overwinter for you? Mine are fruiting heavily in pots. What to do with them as winter approaches?

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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2020, 10:18:06 AM »
i bought 5 small pepino plants from Andrewsgarden, Belgium, the plants grew big, but there were very few flowers, hardly more than 5 flowers from all 5 plants! And even those few flowers did not turn to fruit, not even one fruit. I cannot understand why. Do they have to grow 2 or 3 years old before they set fruit? Overwinter first? Near the Pepinos i planted two Lulo (solanum quitoense), one of them grew majestic, the other medium sized, the bigger one produced many flowers but all fell before setting fruit; the smaller one did not even flower.
Maybe, does it have to do with direct sunlight? The Pepinos receive indirect sunlight, but hardly any direct sunlight; the Lulo needs shade to grow anyway.
Any tips on growing Pepinos and Lulo?

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2020, 11:35:07 AM »
Kevin, they should be fine under the oaks.
Put a few in the ground ! And back em up by making some more baby clones.

Giannhs, try giving them some direct morning or late afternoon sun for better fruit set.
Easy to clone so make more plants and keep trialing where they fruit best for you.
The Lulo have a pollinator issue here, they started getting pollinated when I planted more tree tomatoes and then this big bumblebee started visiting and thats the pollinator.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2020, 12:35:48 PM »
i bought 5 small pepino plants from Andrewsgarden, Belgium, the plants grew big, but there were very few flowers, hardly more than 5 flowers from all 5 plants! And even those few flowers did not turn to fruit, not even one fruit. I cannot understand why. Do they have to grow 2 or 3 years old before they set fruit? Overwinter first? Near the Pepinos i planted two Lulo (solanum quitoense), one of them grew majestic, the other medium sized, the bigger one produced many flowers but all fell before setting fruit; the smaller one did not even flower.
Maybe, does it have to do with direct sunlight? The Pepinos receive indirect sunlight, but hardly any direct sunlight; the Lulo needs shade to grow anyway.
Any tips on growing Pepinos and Lulo?

I planted mine out once they rooted and put them into large wide pots (5 gallon) with tomato cages. It seemed like when they rested on the cage they fruited? Dunno.

My pepinos are in full hard sun at 2200' elevation. I think they like sun.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2020, 02:48:27 PM »
Yes! Caging or trellising these prevent slug damage and help them ripen and color up properly.
I accidentally grew some up Feijoa bushes and its been a great companion plant with the pepino fruits protected and slightly shaded up in the Feijoas.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2020, 10:20:46 AM »
Kevin, they should be fine under the oaks.
Put a few in the ground ! And back em up by making some more baby clones.

Giannhs, try giving them some direct morning or late afternoon sun for better fruit set.
Easy to clone so make more plants and keep trialing where they fruit best for you.
The Lulo have a pollinator issue here, they started getting pollinated when I planted more tree tomatoes and then this big bumblebee started visiting and thats the pollinator.
From what all people say, it was a mistake to plant Pepinos in a shady place and that without trellis or support; there are no slugs, but the Pepinos have a difficulty standing up by themselves as i saw. Pardon me if it is a stupid question, how do you clone the Pepinos?

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2020, 06:58:31 AM »
Hi Giannhs, Jonah ships about 8" long cuttings. Just stick them in some soil maybe 1 /3 their length deep and water in. They root very easily. D

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2020, 08:21:32 AM »
Mine arrived a day or 2 ago. Looking real good! Are there 2 varieties? There was a bunch tied together, and one solo stick. Wondering if they are different.

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« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2020, 11:51:44 AM »
Received my cuttings in great condition, some rooting already!

Melons were tasty! very excited to grow them.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2020, 12:28:07 PM »
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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2020, 12:56:19 PM »
Surprise me today, I think I planted the cutting around Aug/Sept and it is flowering.  Very easy root from cutting. 

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2020, 01:00:03 PM »
Surprise me today, I think I planted the cutting around Aug/Sept and it is flowering.  Very easy root from cutting. 



Looking great! Are your plants protected or out in the open?
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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2020, 01:13:03 PM »
No cold protection, just leave it outside of the backyard.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2020, 01:13:40 PM »
No cold protection, just leave it outside of the backyard.  It is in a 5gal container.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2020, 11:12:32 PM »
Thank you. Glad these are growing well for everyone.
I do have cutting’s still available.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2021, 12:40:07 PM »
I have cuttings available again for your Spring planting.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2021, 01:05:56 PM »
These are certified fire and delicious. I started growing them last year and they are super easy to root, super easy to grow, and tasty / productive.

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2021, 04:57:09 PM »
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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2021, 07:24:25 PM »
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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2021, 09:59:39 PM »
Received my cuttings yesterday!

Look great and 3 already had some pretty healthy roots!

Great vendor as always

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #46 on: April 10, 2021, 01:58:23 PM »
After 4 months of flowering and dropping.  I gave up and neglected it, but it surprises me with this one today's morning.


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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2021, 01:48:46 AM »
Thank you kindly!
Received my cuttings yesterday!

Look great and 3 already had some pretty healthy roots!

Great vendor as always

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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #48 on: April 13, 2021, 01:24:52 PM »
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Re: Pepino Dulce cuttings & plants
« Reply #49 on: April 13, 2021, 05:22:04 PM »
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