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They are lovely, Varda!! Thanks so very much!!
Too far to walk. . . . And you'd get your feet wet, anyway.
Thanks Plumpossum - but I live in Brisbane, Australia!!
I think they're a fruit that's gone out of favour - the possums & flying foxes have the best feed from them.
Thanks for the idea, robryan. My problem with loquats is that the effort/reward ratio is not favorable enough - - it takes a lot of work to prepare the things for cooking, and the percentage of waste, mostly because of the large seeds, just makes them not worth bothering with. Especially since I have (usually) a large surplus of oranges and occasionally some other fruit. I do occasionally eat a few loquats when I'm working in the yard. If you live near me (So. Calif.), you are welcome to all of my loquats.
I was minding our neighbours house recently,while she was away, & her Loquat tree was in full fruit, so I made a batch of Loquat & Dried Apricot jam. It turned out really good & used up fruit that would have gone to waste.
Robbie, I don't pay that much attention to the loquat, since the fruit is not very interesting and I really don't care when it is ripe. Thanks for your comment!
Hi PPM, these are very early although our trees are just showing signs of the brown buds now. Is this normal for yours? Good looking leaves.