Commodity: Pepino Melon
Pepino melons are an oval-shaped fruit with smooth, firm skin that is yellow with purple stripes when ripe. The flavor is mildly sweet with hints of banana and pear, with a sweet aroma. The entire fruit is edible, including the skin and seeds. It can be eaten out of hand or used in sauces, salads or desserts. The melons are also called melon pears and mellow fruit. They are available sporadically through the year from California and New Zealand.