This fruit is known as medlar, Japanese plum, Maltese plum, or simply naspli. They grow in clusters; the fruit is oval, rounded or pear-shaped. Usually, they are orange or yellow. Inside the fruit is succulent and sweet,
Their leaves are used in herbal tea as well. Loquat is usually eaten whole but Maltese chefs make wonderful loquat jam with a touch of rosewater and lemon.