Mysterious tropical fruits …in Southern California

I went for a walk and I saw trees with oval, waxy leaves and yellow fruit. Identification, anyone?

Update: mystery fruit identified! It’s a loquat. And they’re edible.

2 Responses to “Mysterious tropical fruits …in Southern California”

  1. Mystery fruit identified « Science Notes Says:

    […] Saturday, 7 March 2009 15:31 — monado Almost four years ago I posted a picture of some yellow fruit that I found growing on a tree in Southern […]

  2. pastortoddhammond Says:

    These are loquats. They are delicious. They are sometimes called leechee nuts. Their flavor is that of a sweet pear, but they have three or four large hard seeds in them.

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