Pepino melon (Solanum muricatum) is also known as pepino dulce which translates to "sweet cucumber" in English, in order to differentiate it from cucumber which is also called "pepino" in Spanish.
These are picked ripe and are ready to eat as soon as you get them! The texture is similar to a melon and the flavor is similar to a cucumber, but a little bit more sweet. It is technically not a melon. This mild-flavored fruit is a member of the nightshade plant family. It is related to tree tomato and lulo.
How to eat: Cut in half, scoop out the seeds, and eat the insides with a spoon. Do not eat the outer skin.
Because their flavor is mild, they can absorb other flavors and go great in fruit salads or prepared in savory dishes with your favorite spices.
The pepino dulce is native to the Andean region of South America.
Pepino Melon has Vitamins A, C, K, and B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, folic acid, and riboflavin, as well as minerals like iron, phosphorous, copper, calcium, and potassium.
The total weight of each box varies depending on the size, shape, and mass of the fruit:
- Small Box contains up to 3-5 pounds.
- Large Box contains up to 8-10 pounds.