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Pepino Melon
Pepino Melon

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Our Price: $24.99
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Seasonality Jan-Dec
Origin Ecuador
Pack Size/Quantity: 4 pounds

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Days
Product Code: 1269

(Pronounced puh-PEE-noh Melon)

The Pepino, once found only in Peru, is now also grown in Ecuador, New Zealand, California and other subtropical climates. Shaped like a teardrop, the exotic.

Pepino melon has a soft, edible golden skin with distinctive purple and greenish-yellow striping. The flesh of the Pepino is valued for its light, pleasant scent of vanilla and notes of honey. Surprisingly, the flavor is a delicate combination of cantaloupe and honeydew melon combined.

Pepinos are often enjoyed in fruit or spinach salads or simply cut in half and served individually, topped with a sprinkling of fresh lemon or lime juice and chile powder. A ripe Pepino Melon is characteristically striped vivid green and purple.

If the creamy yellow background skin areas have a greenish tint, ripen Pepinos at room temperature, uncovered and out of direct sun. Once ripe, Pepinos are fragrant and will yield slightly to pressure.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.

Any orders that do not have the appropriate shipping method selected will not be shipped out. For assistance, please call us at 800-588-0151.

4 pounds

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