Where to find tejocote

The season for fresh tejocote starts in November and peaks in December.

You can buy fresh tejocote from:

Gonzalez Northgate Markets: Fresh Serrato Farms tejocote, at 29 stores in Southern California.

Rancho Mexico Lindo: Grows red and yellow tejocotes in Valley Center, Calif. Sells at Beverly Hills, Santa Monica Pico, South Pasadena, Del Mar and Escondido (Thursday) farmers markets.

Superior Grocers: Fresh Serrato Farms tejocote, at 33 stores in Southern California.

Tapia Produce: Fresh tejocotes. 1248 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 624-5638;

You can buy tejocote trees from:

Atkins Nursery, 3129 Reche Road, Fallbrook; (760) 728-1610.

California Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery. Mostly wholesale, but open to the public on Saturdays. 2081 Elvado Road, Vista; (760) 434-5085;

Exotica Rare Fruit Nursery, 2508-B East Vista Way, Vista; (760) 724-9093.

Maddock Nursery, 1163 Ranger Road, Fallbrook; (760) 728-7172;