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Pepino Melon

$24.99

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Quantity/Pack: 4 pounds
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: Ecuador

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.

The pepino once found only in Peru, is now also grown in Ecuador, New Zealand, California and other subtropical climates.

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 mild flavor is a delicate combination of cantaloupe and honeydew melon combined.

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

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

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