By Maggie Stewart
Special to Valley News 

What's in your garden?

 

Last updated 6/7/2019 at 1:39am

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Loquats are originally from southeast China but grow well in Fallbrook and the surrounding areas.

Today is the day to be domestic and to practice my farm-to-table mantra. I need to create something with loquats. You know, those luscious yellow-orange fruit clusters with beautiful, large green ribbed leaves that are everywhere this month.

Here's a little background on loquats. This member of the rose family made its way from China to Japan, India and Israel where they hopped over to the Mediterranean countries and arrived in Fallbrook. When they flower, the aroma is reminiscent of ginger and vanilla. The fruit has a melon texture with a sweet tart flavor. Some say it is a cross between a...



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