Some names that were thrown around include: nesperas; nisperos; nesperos; nespolas; néflier; Japanese medlar; mishmash; loquats; askadinia.
Thanks, Instagram buddies, for the inconsistent response to a simple ‘what’s the name of this fruit’ question.
To be fair, none of those names were chucked in mean spirit (or indeed directly at me), and neither were any of them wrong. Rather, it turns out the slightly sweet, slightly tart cross between a plum and an apricot to which they all referred just hasn’t locked down an internationally accepted label.
Whilst all commenters seemed to have fond memories of gorging on them during childhood, these fruits didn’t grow among the apples and gooseberries in Worcestershire, so I was a cross between confused and intrigued when I started seeing them … Continue Reading