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Locating Loquats

May 05, 1999

* Bilt Shan Farm: Loquats from Landis Ranch, Ventura County. At Anaheim Farmers Market (Center Street Promenade at Lemon Street), Thursday 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Bellflower (Oak and Clark streets), Monday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Norwalk (Alondra Boulevard, west of Pioneer Boulevard), Tuesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Coleman Farms: Loquats (10 trees: Big Jim, Champagne, Benlehr and seedlings) from Carpinteria, Santa Barbera County. At Santa Monica Farmers Market (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Clive Hinckley: Clusters of white-fleshed loquats (three trees) from Redlands, San Bernardino County. At Santa Monica Farmers Market (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m .

* Bud Hirayama: Gold Nugget and Champagne loquats (graafted onto one tree) from Anaheim, Orange County. At Fullerton Farmers Market (Woodcrest Park, 450 West Orangethorpe Avenue), Wednesday 8:30 a.m to 2 p.m.; Whittier (Bailey and Greenleaf streets), Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Lilac Valley Orchards: Orange-fleshed loquats (eight trees) from Valley Center, San Diego County. Organic. At Westchester Farmers Market (6200 block of West 87th Street), Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Hermosa Beach (Valley Drive between 8th and 10th streets), Friday noon to 4 p.m.; Santa Monica (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Santa Monica (Ocean Park and Main Street), Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Studio City (Ventura Place off Ventura Boulevard), Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Moessner Orchards: Loquats from Landis Ranch, Ventura County. At Santa Monica Farmers Market (Arizona Avenue and 2nd Street), Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Long Beach (Broadway at Promenade North), Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Santa Monica (Pico Boulevard at Cloverfield Avenue), Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Long Beach (Marina Drive south of 2nd Street), Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

* Karl Nedjely: White- and orange-fleshed loquats (eight trees total) from Fallbrook, San Diego County. At Long Beach Farmers Market (Broadway at Promenade North), Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Don Packard: Orange-fleshed loquats (18 trees: "pseudo-Champagne") from Fallbrook, San Diego County. At Temecula Farmers Market (Front and 6th streets), Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.

* Shirley Spencer: Yellow-fleshed loquats (six trees) from Arcadia, Los Angeles County. At Glendale Farmers Market (100 N. Brand Blvd.), Thursday 9;30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Pasadena (2800 N. Sierra Madre Blvd.), Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Alhambra (East Bay State and Monterey streets), Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m; Pasadena (363 East Villa St.), Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

* Thys Farms: Loquats (orange- and white-fleshed, including Champagne, 12 trees) from Fallbrook, San Diego County. Organic. At Torrance Farmers Market (Wilson Park, 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.), Saturday and Tuesday 8 a.m. to noon.

NURSERIES

* Pacific Tree Farm: Sells Advance, Big Jim, Champagne, Gold Nugget, and MacBeth trees; delivers to Los Angeles. 4301 Lynwood Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91910; (619) 422-2400

* Papaya Tree Nursery: David and Tina Silber sell Big Jim trees. 12411 El Oro Way, Granada Hills, CA 91344; (818) 363-3680.

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