Luscious loquats -- ripe now in Florida! Also called Japanese plum, this subtropical fruit reminds me a bit of peach, with hints of mango. Loquats are common as landscaping trees, but named varieties make fruit that's superior in size, sweetness, and flavor. This one is variety 'Novak& #39; , named after Charles Novak, a fruit enthusiast near Tampa, who selected it. Admiring this bunch of loquats is my friend Erin, who posts wonderful photos of her organic vegetable-farming operation in New York State at @thewildhill. This pic is from a couple years ago, when Erin took a break from the late-winter northern chill to visit Florida during loquat season.
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