Monday, April 18, 2011

The Loquats Are Coming!

A clump of loquats ripen on one of our two loquat trees, April 2011.
It's hard to believe that it was only a year ago I tasted loquats for the first time.  Looking back at last year's blog report, I've realized that the loquat crop is coming later this year.  We had a tree full of ripe loquats by the end of March last year.  And on April 18, 2010, we were gathering loquats by the wagon-full and attempting to make loquat jam, which was not a great success.
A small part of last year's loquat harvest, April 18, 2010.
But this year, only one small clump of loquats has turned yellow and it's already mid-April.  Last year the loquat trees produced fruit until June, so it will interesting to see how the late start affect's this year's harvest season.  I guess it's time to start looking up the recipe for loquat jelly that I discovered in my great-grandmother's cookbook...