Our neighborhood Verduria always gets in the most interesting fruits and vegetables.
The gentleman at our neighborhood fruit and vegetable store is always so accommodating of my foreigner’s curiosity. Today, they had this little baby arrive, and I immediately asked him to write the name down for me so I could research it upon my return home. He called it a Pepino de Fruta, but a quick Wikipedia search names its parent shrub Solanum muricatum. It appears to be the fruit of this evergreen species of plant. It certainly doesn’t smell like any Christmas Trees that I’ve experiences and when I asked the gentlemen, “¿Es dulce?” (Is it sweet?), he assured me that it was. Here are some other image links that came up on the internet when I search for Pepino de Fruta. After my last delicacy fail with my combo mango and maracuyá (Passion fruit) juice that I purchased; I hope this little fruit adventure doesn’t disappoint. I’ll let you know! 😉