Dragon fruit
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Photos: Dragon fruit, peaches, dates and more

Pedro Gallardo’s stand sells pitahayas (dragon fruit), spineless cactus pears grown in De Luz (Fallbrook), at the Santa Monica Saturday farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Edible yucca flowers grown by Laney Villalobos in Pauma Valley, at the Santa Monica Saturday (Organic) farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
O’Henry peaches grown by Regier Farms in Dinuba, at the Hollywood farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Pitahayas, large spineless pink cactus pears, grown by Pedro Gallardo in De Luz (Fallbrook), at the Hollywood farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Kosui Asian pears grown by Jeff Rieger in Penryn, at the Santa Monica farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
McGrath Family Farm grows a wide range of vegetables in Camarillo, including carrots, beets, chard, dandelion greens, chives and lima beans, and sells at the Santa Monica farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Indian Blood freestone peaches grown by Truman and Betty Kennedy in Dinuba, at the Santa Monica farmers market. The Kennedys propagated their trees of this old variety from a tree in Betty’s home state of Arkansas. (David Karp / For The Times)
Late Le Grand nectarines grown by Ron Cornelsen of Reedley, who sells his and Art Lange’s fruit under the Honey Crisp banner, at the Santa Monica farmers market. This is one of the very best yellow nectarine varieties, with a rich, intense flavor. (David Karp / For The Times)
Lima beans grown by Fairview Gardens in Goleta, at the Santa Monica farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Muscat of Alexandria grapes grown by Scott Farms in Dinuba, at the Santa Monica farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Hosui Asian pears grown by Becky Terry of Terry Ranch in Dinuba, at the Santa Monica Saturday (Organic) farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Indian Blood Cling peaches grown by Yingst Ranch in Littlerock, at the Hollywood farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Samples of navel and Valencia oranges grown by Rancho de Trinidad in Piru, at the Atwater Village farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Butron prunes, front, and French prunes, rear, grown by Truman and Betty Kennedy in Dinuba , at the Santa Monica Saturday (Organic) farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Barhi variety dates at the khalal, or firm, stage of ripeness, grown by Bautista Family Organic Date Ranch, in Mecca, at the Hollywood farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Forty-Niner peaches, a very good older variety, grown by Yingst Ranch in Littlerock, at the Hollywood farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Barhi variety dates at the khalal, or firm, stage of ripeness, grown by Bautista Family Organic Date Ranch, in Mecca, at the Hollywood farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
Shades of noir: black raspberries and black currants grown by Pudwill Farms in Nipomo, at the Santa Monica Saturday (Organic) farmers market. (David Karp / For The Times)
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