Friday Photo: The Story of Two Quats

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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!

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Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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I see quite a few trees in my area, but I rarely see them in the grocery store. They really taste great.

Apr 12, 2019 06:42 AM #8
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Never had either. Probably because they aren't grown in the zones I spent most of my life. Have heard of a kumquat  but not a loquat. They sound yummy. 

Apr 12, 2019 06:56 AM #9
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Thanks for sharing this interesting information. I was not familiar with loquats.

Apr 12, 2019 07:03 AM #10
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - When I was a youngster, we used to climb into mature kumquat trees and pick the fruit right off the tree and eat it!

Apr 12, 2019 07:20 AM #11
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 I will never think of a quat the same way again thanks to this blog post Alexandra...

Apr 12, 2019 08:48 AM #12
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Brian England
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I want to try them!  I have heard of them, but never tasted one, but they sound oh so delicious!

Apr 12, 2019 09:11 AM #13
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New to me, and I always enjoy listening to The Splenid Table on NPR for these types of descriptions. I do miss Lynne Rossetto Kasper though. Loved her voice. 

Apr 12, 2019 09:57 AM #14
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Huh - who knew Ron and Alexandra Seigel !  Now I'll look for them at AJ's!
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Apr 12, 2019 12:34 PM #15
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I am so glad you posted this A. Ron and Alexandra Seigel as I posted a picture last year of a kumquat tree with fruit and asked if anyone could identify it for me.... no one did. Thanks!

Apr 12, 2019 01:50 PM #16
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Well if you say they are good I will try them Ron and Alexandra Seigel you have never steered me wrong. For some reason, I think I have eaten them 

Happy Friday 

Apr 12, 2019 01:53 PM #17
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Hannah Williams we have tried them and do not love them.  We used to give ours away to the neighbors when we had a tree in Los Angeles.  It is a matter of taste, some like them and some do not.  A

Apr 12, 2019 01:55 PM #18
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Bob "RealMan" Timm I must have missed that post of yours.  A

Apr 12, 2019 01:56 PM #19
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I had one of her cookbooks and gave one as a present to a friend...very wonderful snippets of info from her...Will drink a toast to you this evening with ahi and black sesame crust...on special today for $12.50 a pound.  Fire up the jet!  A

Apr 12, 2019 01:58 PM #20
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Brian England I have a feeling that they grow in AZ somewhere, maybe you can find them at AJ's!

Apr 12, 2019 02:00 PM #21
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS Ron was laughing when I told him the title of this post.  LOL A

Apr 12, 2019 02:01 PM #22
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Michael Jacobs it is one of those fundamental axioms.  All places differ, all people differ.  Some folks have a hard time with that...A

Apr 12, 2019 02:03 PM #23
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Myrl Jeffcoat Our neighbor had a magnificent avocado tree.  Half of it was in our yard, and that was our deal!  Of course, the squirrels thought it was theirs!  She had the gardener set a humane trap and would relocate them in the LA valley way north of our location...

Apr 12, 2019 02:05 PM #24
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Alexandra many years ago I had a listing and they had a tree that was full of fruit so while waiting for showings I would indulge in it, have not seen one since then...ironically that was almost 20 years ago, Endre

Apr 12, 2019 11:39 PM #25
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel We love and enjoy both Loquats and Kumquats. Sandy can't get enough of them. And right now it's season for both!

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - we see both loquats and kumquats here in Silicon Valley, too.

 

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