Lo and Behold there are Loquats (枇杷)!

(I couldn’t resist using that bit of medieval English, after all I grew up with that kind of expression since my father was an English Literature teacher and I’m a lover of John Keats’ poems.)  😀

Back to the subject … the last time our Loquat tree (or then a still immature plant) had bunches of buds and blooms, it just bore a pathetic few ripe edible fruits. I guess it can be called a ‘false hope’ of sort.

This season has been a little more fruitful. Yes, lots of blooms have actually turned to fruits and ripening (& we’ll share them with our feathered friends).

Ripening on the tree.

Ripening on the tree.

It’s not as dense fruiting as some trees I’ve seen but I think it has finally reached a stage of maturity and will give us fruits for many more years to come.

Still yellow but not quite ripe yet.

They’re yellow but not sufficiently ripe yet.

Soon, there might be Loquat smoothie, Loquat sherbet or just plain Loquat pluck-&-eat.

Young, green fruits galore.

Young, green fruits galore.

Yes, growing fruits is a test of one’s patience but when fruits start emerging, there is realization that it’s all been worthwhile.

 

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3 responses to “Lo and Behold there are Loquats (枇杷)!

  1. Gosh! I’m such a suaku…I don;t know what is lonquat! LOL I don’t think I have ever eaten them, too. #mountaintortoise

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