Other artist have been painting these and my recent grocery store visit prompted me to try this fruit. The lovely reds and oranges are my favorite colors to paint and this fruit is pretty interesting. It seems rather confusing to determine when it's ripe. My problem, a couple of years ago I lost my smell and taste so my husband will have to do the tasting. It's amazing how foods make your glands react sour, bitter, and salty is easy for me to without the taste. Most foods are in my memory and I enjoy eating them, only if I stop and think do I get disappointed. This fruit is not in my memory so not sure how this will end.