Melon pear is a fruit that having a small shrub from the Solanaceae family, that bears edible fruits. This fruit is native to South America, and more exactly to Peru and Chile. While it is not really a new fruit as this fruit plant has been grown in warmest parts of the United States.
The melon pear fruit is a small shrub that can be reaching 3 ft tall in height. It has been evergreen plants.Flowers of the melon pear fruits are white and purple, and that are similar to other plants from the Solanacae family, like the potato vegetable flowers.
The melon pear, or pepino is another name, is a fruit with a variable in shape and size. It is more or less rounded or rectangle, and can be up to about 6 in long. When the fruit get ripe, the melon pear has a yellow-cream skin, with dark purple stripes. The flesh is succulent and moderately sweet, and has the same texture as a melon pear. Taste of fruit is quite similar to a cantaloupe. The fruit quality is changeable and that are depends on the variety.
The flesh of Melon pear has a similar flavor, smell and texture to a melon, with a slightly harsh after the taste. Flesh colors are pale pink, like many small melons varieties.The flowers of the fruit are extremely similar in color and shape to that of a potato structure of nature purple petals are with yellow centre. There are it seems that two types of pepino some are shaped like a coveted, others are like a beefsteak tomato.The melon pear not very frost hardy. However, it can be withstand that negative temperatures are down to about 28°F in the room temperature. In colder climates are, it can be grown in containers of the place.
Melon Pear plant -This is finest fruit of recent introduction in all places. In places with no ice it has becomes a small shrub bearing an in abundance all the year around. In other places it assumes that the characteristics of a soft wooded plant, like the red pepper or Common Egg plant. It ripens when fruit in 3 to 4 months after planting in the land. The fruit is about the size of a fowl or duck egg, and it is yellow with a small violet stripes. It has neither seed nor rough skin, and it like a resembles in some respects an egg plant. In taste it resembles like a melon, but has an abundance of a fine acid odor which in hot weather is very pleasant.
It is eaten fresh fruit. It stands on shipment to the East. It will grow in a cool climatic region, but if an exposed to too much of heat the fruit will be lesser. This fruit has during the last year matured in many places in California, and several large plantations of melon pear plant have been started, with a view to supply the market.
Pear is a extremely delicious fruit that are quite intimately related to the apples and quinces. The skin of the fruit has been yellow, green, brown or red in color, or even a mixture of two or more of these co-ordinate colors. The inside flesh of pear, on the other hand, is white to creamy color and is very succulent and sweet.
The flesh are surrounds a core that comprises of seeds. Pears have a large, round bottom, which are narrows down as we move to towards its topmost portion. The fruits are comes in large number of varieties pear, differing in terms of size, shape, structure, color, taste and storage qualities.
Lengthwise cut off top 1/3 of watermelon. Scoop out the fruit from the watermelon into balls and scallop edge of melon. Cut melon into balls. Prepare remaining fruit as for fruit cup, reserving some of the best berries for garnish. Combine cut up fruit into a large bowl and add honey and lemon juice. Chill the melon and the cut up fruit separately, covered with foil. Fill shell with fruit and garnish with mint leaves.