What’s Your Favorite Fruit?

Steven Robert Allen
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Thinking the seeds were worthless, Jack’s mother tossed them out the window. To her surprise, in the morning they’d grown into giant stalks, stretching like ladders toward the heavens.
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Mine changes from week to week. Today, it happens to be the loquat, a fruit indigenous to China that came to California in the 19 th century via Japan and Hawaii. The loquat is a delicious but fragile fruit that is too perishable to be sold commercially in any large-scale fashion. I haven’t actually eaten one since I lived in Santa Barbara. My mom just sent me some loquat seeds, though, so I’m going to try to grow some here. Call me in 8 to 10 years, and maybe I’ll give you a handful.

This is what the actual fruit looks like. It tastes something like a cross between an apple, a pear, an apricot, a mango, a peach and sweet white corn.

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