Exotic Fruit

WHY IT'S HOT American taste buds, inspired by kiwis and mangoes, are now into freaky fruit like rambutan

WILL IT LAST? Wake up and smell the durian

Seedless watermelons don't seem so strange anymore. That's because an unusual cornucopia of natural sweets ranging from horned kiwano melons to star fruits are popping up in local stores. "We're such a mixed country now that fruits from ethnic grocers are inching their way into mainstream supermarkets," says Roger Meyer, owner of San Diego's Valley Vista Kiwi Farm. Coming soon: Cuba's mamey sapote (which tastes like a cooked sweet potato), the yellow kiwi...

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