Monday, January 25, 2010

Mysterious, potentially harmful fruit

Anybody know what this thing is?

I saw it at the grocery store the other day and couldn't resist. But now I can't remember what it was called. I do remember that the checkout girl and I had a long conversation based around it. I told her it looked like a cross between a mango and a papaya.

But with spikes. Sharp spikes.

I didn't much care for the inside. A bit pulpy for my taste. But it did have a sweet, flowery flavor.


  1. Liana5:15 PM

    That's a horned melon...yippee for me and having a brother that worked in the supermarket produce department in HS/College. We got all sorts of weird produce cast-offs.

  2. Oh, you are so right!! Yay Liana. I googled "Horned Melon" and it brought up a ton of pictures. I also saw that someone had dubbed it an African Snot Melon. I'm kind of with them on that one.