Pictured above is a kumquat tree. We see these everywhere we drive in Santa Barbara County. There is even one several doors away from our home. A kumquat is related to the citrus tree family.
"Kumquats look like miniature, usually oval oranges. They have a sour, citrus tang, and can even cross-breed with citrus fruit, but are sometimes classified as a separate genus. Strangest of all, the peel of the kumquat is sweet and delicious, creating a surprising clash of flavor when the fruit is eaten whole."
This a close-up of a loquat. These are also plentiful here. Loquats are also known as Japanese plums and is related to apples and pears.
Here is the taste description by the Splendid Table, "Fresh from the tree, the loquat is juicy, sweet, and bursting with juice and flavor. ... The flavor is a pleasant blend of apricot, plum and cherry with floral overtones, and is quite sweet when ripe. If you like peaches, apricots and plums, you'll love loquats."
Wishing you all a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!