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I was at the botanic garden and saw their lovely tree all full of fruit and was reminded of how much i like loquats.

Has anyone seen them (the fruits, not the trees) sold in the area, and if so where? they should be coming into season soon i think.

thank you!

I remember seeing them at Great Wall in Merrifield, VA last year, but haven't yet seen them when I went last week.

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I was at the botanic garden and saw their lovely tree all full of fruit and was reminded of how much i like loquats.

Has anyone seen them (the fruits, not the trees) sold in the area, and if so where? they should be coming into season soon i think.

thank you!

The season begins in late Feb. in Florida so I don't think we've quite entered the season yet. And might wait to get the better ones.

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the loquats were ok though. not fully ripe, so didn't have full flavor, but ok nonetheless.

I used to have a loquat tree in my yard when I lived in Santa Monica. They always looked a lot better than they tasted. Invariably disappointing, they were juicy and very sweet, but had little flavor. And they have those big, honkin' pits inside. My feeling was always: no there there. We mostly let them drop, raked them up and dumped them in the compost heap.

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I used to have a loquat tree in my yard when I lived in Santa Monica. They always looked a lot better than they tasted. Invariably disappointing, they were juicy and very sweet, but had little flavor. And they have those big, honkin' pits inside. My feeling was always: no there there. We mostly let them drop, raked them up and dumped them in the compost heap.

How lucky you were! (though i know you don't think so).

I've actually had some really good loquats--they were mostly sweet, as you say, but they also had a lovely acidity to them too. The ones i got this weekend though sound exactly like what you had though--juicy bland sweetness, with a teeny bit of tannic pucker like you get from not-perfectly-ripe persimmons.

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