A Loquat tastes, in my opinion, very much like a kiwi fruit. Although, they’re much easier to eat than a kiwi – just cut in half, scoop out the seeds, and voila! You’re ready to go! The skin of the Loquat is safe to eat, but it’s a bit tough in comparison to the fruit and doesn’t have any taste. So I would recommend just eating the fruit meat – it will slide right off the skin when you bite in to it…almost like an oyster….hmmm, Loquats on the half shell??
I would imagine, because I have never seen these things before, that they will cost you a pretty penny at the grocery store. But if you ever do come across them – splurge and buy yourself one or two – they’re worth it, I promise! (I even have to stop my daughter, the world's pickiest eater, from over indulging in these little delights!)