Strange fruit

Today I saw this strange fruit at the grocery store, and of course I had to buy some. I forgot what it’s called, but when I tasted it, it was soft and sweet. This fruit reminds me of quince, but it tastes completely different.

This entry was posted in Food and recipies. Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Strange fruit

  1. Nina says:

    Could it be Japanese medlar, perhaps? I’ve eaten a lot of them when I was little, but I’m not sure about it’s name in English.

  2. Pırpır says:

    They are some sort of plums! :)

  3. Kat says:

    Strange Fruit is also a song about lynching in the American South. Billie Holiday’s version is the most famous.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs

  4. Laura says:

    I think they’re called khakis, I love them too :)

  5. raffaella says:

    In Italy we call them NESPOLE, if it can help you in someway…
    Ciao e baci da Roma!

  6. Your mum says:

    Мушмула.
    Благодарю, что не умер вчера
    сад мой и домик со старой терраской,
    был бы вчерашний, позавчерашний,
    а поутру зацвела мушмула!
    А. Вознесенский

  7. Natasa says:

    There are NOT khakis! Nespole should be right!

  8. Lex says:

    In south of France there are a lot of this fruits : it’s délicious! it is “nefles” in french and in english after a look on dictionnary it call Mespilus or medlar fruits . I love them so much! When it’s mature it’s very sweet whith a little lemon tast. Don’t eat the peel : the tast is awfull! It is an old fruit a little forgot in this time and you can’t found them very easely in all France ! It become an expression in common language said “pas pour des nefles” means not for nothing!!

  9. Ammy says:

    I think they’re called loquats in English.
    And I absolutely love them!
    I can’t wait for them to be available in some of the specialist produce shops here. They’re delicious. :)

    Ammy x

  10. Natalia says:

    О, я тоже таких фруктов на днях купила попробовать)) В Москве они продаются под названием “мушмула”. А по вкусу похожи на гибрид абрикоса с апельсином)) Текстура абрикоса, а вкус апельсина :)

  11. They are ‘Nêsperas’ in portuguese (or loquat in english).
    You can take a look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loquat
    It’s a very tasty fruit, very common in Portugal actually. I have it in my garden ;)
    Hugs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>