Antalya province, Turkey

Five-gram ‘baby watermelons’ now available

A company in the southern Turkish province of Antalya growing micro-sized special fruits and vegetables has now begun selling “baby watermelons” weighing just five grams. The price of a pack of 100-150 grams is 15-20 Turkish Liras ($2-2.7).

Burak Akbulut, the marketing manager of Erüst Tarım, which grows these special products in greenhouses in Antalya and the neighboring province of Burdur: “The baby watermelons look like watermelons, but taste like cucumbers.”  Akbulut added that they began selling the baby watermelons online after a year-long pilot production.

Akbulut said he thinks that because they’re very easy to eat, customers were highly into the baby watermelons. “You can eat it like a plum, one after another. It tastes like a cucumber. It also can be used in salads or appetizers with yoghurt.”

The company produces baby watermelons 12 months a year in greenhouses.


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