My son’s second Exotic Fruit Challenge: Prickly Pear Fruit (also called Tunas or Cactus Fruit).
Reminds us of: pomegranate crosses with melon.
Texture: like Honeydew melon but with larger and harder pomegranate-like seeds.
Flavor: like kiwi.
Verdict: pretty good but have to get used to the mealy/mushy texture and not sure if we eat the seeds or spit out like watermelon.
The fact that this fruit grows in the desert makes it a small miracle. Somehow it feels unfair to compare it to tropical fruit.
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