Sunday, May 25, 2014

Loquat Harvest Time

Back in April during my spring break, I noticed the loquat tree full of little green loquats for the very first time in 20 years or so. Now some of them are turning golden yellow, which means they are ready to be eaten!  Of course all the ripe ones are all the way on the top!  I had to get some help to reach the fruits. I am so excited!

After picking a basketful of loquats, there are a lot more on the tree. The ones all the way on the top tip of the tree will become bird food. I bet those are the sweetest, too!  There are loquat trees all over the neighborhood but most of people don't think about eating the fruits. A couple nights ago I visited a friend in San Jose, and I noticed his loquat tree immediately. It was the only fruit tree in his yard. It was small but had plenty of ripe loquats. I immediately went over and had a taste test. It was sweet!  My friend didn't even know what the tree was and never thought about eating the fruit.

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