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Week eighty: SEBESTEN (probability 25390), by David Sutton

SEBESTEN is the edible plumlike fruit of an oriental tree, or the tree itself, from the Arabic sabastan. It is one of the many exotic fruits that I have sadly never sampled, being able to afford neither to travel to foreign parts nor to shop at the more upmarket supermarkets. Here are a few more of the mouthwatering exotica I have wondered about:

AGUACATEa kind of avocado pear
ATEMOYAa hybrid of the SWEETSOP and CHERIMOYA
CANISTELa Caribbean fruit
JARGONELan early pear
MONSTERAa fruit grown in Queensland
PLUMCOTa hybrid of a plum and an apricot
RAMBUTANa Malayan fruit akin to the LYCHEE
SPANSPEKa sweet tough-skinned melon from South Africa
WAMPEEa Chinese fruit about the size of a large grape, with a hard yellow rind


   













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