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  melon pears

 

China

Melon pears of the un-streaked variety, with an oval shape, somewhat similar to that of an elongated tomato. The structure, as well as the taste of its yellowish flesh are both reminiscent of those of the persimmon (fig.). Like the latter, its skin is thin and rather tough and is yellowish in colour, similar to that of the sahlih or Chinese sand pear (fig.) and some kinds of sweet mango (fig.).