Also know as Medlars, Fruit of the Loquats tree belonging to the family of Rosaceae of Chinese origin.
It has oval shape and rather small size. Its fine skin is orange as well as the flesh. Inside it houses a thick brown seed. Its flavour is sweet with a slight acid touch.
Varieties: We know the following varieties: Japanese, Algar, Chinese, Tanaka, Peluche and Golden Nuget. This last one is cultivated in zones of Malaga and Granada and it picks up big fruits, almost round, and more acidic flavour.
Seasonality: The best time to consume it is during the months of April and May, although we can also find them in March and June.