Tiny Melons Coming To London

By M@ Last edited 114 months ago
Tiny Melons Coming To London


Fifty melons for £10. Sounds like a bargain, until you see their Lilliputian dimensions. The Pepquino melon measures just 3 cm across, is said to taste of slightly sour cucumbers and resembles a swollen caterpillar. The diminutive fruit is set to become the foody fad of 2009, after Dutch company Koppert Cress begin importing for the restaurant and hotel market. According to the Telegraph, 'It can be eaten as a snack or appetiser, like olives, in a summer salad, stir fried or made into a sorbet and teamed with dark chocolate'. If you want to get your hands on some, check out New Covent Garden Market and New Spitalfields Market, which have both taken orders of this very strange fruit.

Last Updated 14 May 2009