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Trying to identify this Guatemalan fruit?

Asked by mcmasterchef (1points) February 6th, 2010

On vacation in Guatemala we hiked a volcano near Antigua and saw these small orange fruit, which our guide said is common in jams and preserves there. It tasted somewhat like apricot but a little sour. A picture is here:

If anyone knows what it is called and whether it can be found in the US, it would be appreciated. Thanks!

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TheLoneMonk's avatar

It looks a bit like a kumquat if you ask me. And the flavor you describe is similar.

dpworkin's avatar

It looks like a loquat to me. Kum or Lo?

TheLoneMonk's avatar

Looks more lo than kum. I guess all quats are not made the same.

dpworkin's avatar

I say Lo. Can I get a witness?

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Looks like a loquat to me. The fruits are tasty but inside are big shiny black seeds and they are sour if your tooth nicks them. Southern California is rife with loquats.

dpworkin's avatar

(I just checked to see if loquats are native to Guatemala, and they are. Not that that makes me right, but at least it’s possible that I could be right.)

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