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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. www.northgatemarkets.com.
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. www.superiorgrocers.com.
Tapia Produce: Fresh tejocotes. 1248 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 624-5638; www.tapiaproduce.com.
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; www.tropicalfruittrees.com.
Exotica Rare Fruit Nursery, 2508-B East Vista Way, Vista; (760) 724-9093.
Maddock Nursery, 1163 Ranger Road, Fallbrook; (760) 728-7172; www.maddocknursery.com.