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16 fruits you've probably never heard of

By: Bryan Nelson on Feb. 23, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
pepino

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Pepino

Resembling a cross between a melon and a pear, the pepino is a sweet fruit that is related to nightshades such as tomatoes and eggplant. Common throughout its native lands in South America, this fruit has been exported as far away as New Zealand and Turkey. It can bear fruit within four to six months of being planted and makes a resilient crop, so it's a favorable option for farmers who know of it.

The pepino tastes like a mix of a cucumber and a honeydew melon.