Golden-skinned tropical fruit resembling an apricot. Loquat has a firm, sweet-tart flesh. The flesh can be orange, yellow, or white. They taste like plums or cherries. Eat them raw.
Available in July and August. Canned loquats are sold in Asian markets.
Choose large, unblemished loquats. Avoid bruises.
Refigerate loquats in a palstic bag for up to 3 days.