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Loquat, Eriobotrya japonica / Rosaceae
The loquat is the first stone fruit arriving at the markets in spring. In Israel it matures between the end of February and the end of March. In Spain it does so from March until May, whereas in Japan it is harvested at the beginning of June. It is a season fruit that can only be consumed during these periods, since it is badly preserved.

The following table contains information on the availability of this fruit in the United Kingdom markets. The months in which each country imports the produce and the weight of the packages used are also indicated.

Country of originAvailabilityWeight of the packages
AustraliaSporadicallyVarious
BrazilMid April-May5kg
ChileSeptember-DecemberVarious
CyprusMay-July3/6kg
IndiaDecember2/5kg
IsraelApril-May4kg
ItalyMarch-JuneVarious
SpainApril-June5/6kg
TurkeySporadicallyVarious
The United StatesSporadicallyVarious

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (1998)
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