Summer is the perfect time to indulge in fresh fruits and veggies. Whether you grow them yourself in a backyard garden or in a snazzy聽countertop hydroponic planter,聽or grab 鈥榚m at the farmers鈥 market like a pro chef, enjoying the fresh taste and vibrant colors of produce makes noshing that much more fun. And if the fruit you鈥檙e eating happens to be the most adorable聽thing EVER, that doesn鈥檛 hurt either. Case in point: Check out聽the super cute cucamelon.

Cucamelon with watermelon

Grown in Mexico and Central America on grape-like vines and looking like a teeny, tiny watermelon (seriously, these things are a mere fraction of the watermelons we鈥檙e used to), they鈥檙e in fact not watermelons at all. Instead, they鈥檙e聽a type of cucumber that taste like conventional cukes聽with a hint of lime. Yum!


Although you can simply eat cucamelons on their own just as they are, they鈥檙e also apparently pretty awesome in salads or pickled (here鈥檚 how to quickly pickle something, if you happen to be interested in some pickled cucamelons鈥 because who wouldn鈥檛 be?!).

The only problem is, can you possibly eat something so darn cute?

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(h/t Huffington Post; photos via Getty)