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'Mini watermelons' are coming (3)

People's Daily Online)  13:37, July 16, 2013  

The photo taken on July 15, 2013 shows mini watermelons named Pepquino melon in Jinshan district of Shanghai.  (Xinhua/Zhuang Yi)

Edited and translated by Wang Lili, People's Daily Online

A kind of mini watermelons named Pepquino melon has been successfully grown in Jinshan district of Shanghai. The Pepquino melon is a very ancient species that originates from South America. It is basically a “micro-cucumber” that is very closely related to the melon. The “micro-cucumber” is only 3 centimeters long and with skin color similar to watermelon. The Pepquino melon is available from April until November. 1 kilogram of Pepquino melon sells for 160 yuan.

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(Editor:WangLili、Gao Yinan)


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