Produced by a Turkish agricultural firm, olive-sized watermelons, also known as pepquiños, were put on display at a food fair on Wednesday. The tiny watermelons were featured at the 26th foodProduct, held in the Turkish Mediterranean province of Antalya.
Head of the company, Mustafa Erust, stated that they produced the olive-sized watermelon as snacks: "When you eat it, its rind tastes like watermelon but the inside tastes like a cucumber.”
Erust said the project was to have children get used to eating fruits, adding that they also produce mini-sized cucumbers, aubergine, zucchini, cauliflower and carrots. The pepquiños are mostly sold in small packages in Turkish grocery stores, at around 8 Turkish liras ($1.4) per package.