Yes, this is a for real fruit! Probably something you have never tasted or even seen, unless you live in Mexico! My friend, Carmen Beecher brought this in as a set up for our paint group one day. Needless to say, none of us had ever seen or heard of this particular breed before. When we were done painting, we cut it open. It had a melon type center, no pit, white studded with tiny black specks. Very mild but pleasant flavor, very refreshing. If you see one at your market, don't be afraid. And look how pretty it is to paint!