It’s supposed to be autumn and I should be harvesting persimmons and pomegranates but their new leaves are being mown continuously by the possums so they don’t get to flower, let alone fruit.  I think I may have to replace them.

So imagine my surprise to see the loquat being unmolested.  It’s fruiting for the first time and I can’t wait to taste them.  I know they will remind me of Istanbul as they were in season and the first fruit I bought when I was there.


There are plenty of flowers too so as long as the temperature remains unusually warm here, I can expect a bumper crop


About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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8 Responses to Loquat

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    The name sounds vaguely experience, but I don’t think I have seen them in markets in Maine. They are certainly note native ;) So hard to describe the flavor of a fruit.

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  2. taphian says:

    they look so delicious. I only know cumquats. Wish I could taste them. Cheers Mitza

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  3. arlingwoman says:

    What are they, Mary? And what do they taste like?

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