(Photos: David Karp)
David Karp is a pomologist and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He recently wrote about tejocote, a Mexican fruit grown in the highlands. While the crop is abundant in Mexico, it cannot be imported into the United States for fear of pests. The fruit is popular during the Christmas holidays because of ponche navideño, a festive drink (see Wyatt Peabody segment in this show). Tejocotes are also used for jams, jellies and even necklaces.
The fruit is now grown in San Diego County by farmer Jaime Serrato.
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