Tons of Delicious Fruit in Los Angeles Is Going Uneaten

I’m up in the SF Bay Area, not LA, but I’ve been stealing loquats off trees overhanging the street for two decades, and maybe 10-12 years ago, my then-gf / now-spouse and I tried sprouting a few of the seeds. One of the descendants is now happily growing in the ground in the yard of the house we eventually bought, after having lived in a series of increasingly-large pots for many years. They can be eaten in a manner somewhat similar to lychees, or can be turned into jam.

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There were loquat trees all down the block next to my elementary school in Daytona Beach, Fla. I was the only person I know who ever ate them, and loved them!
Amazing to me that they are all over Los Angeles too - not because of the climate, just because I didn’t know anyone else grew them.

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