Why we love L.A.: Fresh strawberries in December, and more
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Decidedly different( David Karp / For The Times )
Fruits of persimmon rootstock, Diospyros lotus, called date plums, grown by Robin and Steve Smith of Mud Creek Ranch of Santa Paula, at the Hollywood farmers market.
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