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Scientific name: Eriobotrya japonica

Japanese medlar (Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat) is a species of flowering plant that produces interesting small fruits and belongs to the family Rosaceae (Rosaceae).

The colors appear in the fall or early winter. They are 2 cm in diameter, white, with five petals, collected in inflorescences from 3 to 10 in number. They have a sweet, intoxicating aroma that can be felt from a distance.

The fruits ripen from spring to early summer. They are oval to pear-shaped, with rounded edges growing in groups. They are up to 5 cm long, with skin smooth and delicate, colored yellow or orange, sometimes with reddish hues. If the fruit is well ripe, the skin can be peeled off. Fruit is juicy, white, yellow or orange in color, sweet with a sour taste, depending on the Japanese medlar variety. The aroma of the fruit is a blend of peach, citrus and mango.

Each fruit contains up to 10 ovules that ripen into large, brown seeds.

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  1. I thought at first that this was the egg fruit, but now I remember that I was served this in my cousins farm, very tasty and juicy. We get it in our supermarkets , but it is too pricey as it is not grown widely.

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