(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).
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.
Soon, there might be Loquat smoothie, Loquat sherbet or just plain Loquat pluck-&-eat.
Yes, growing fruits is a test of one’s patience but when fruits start emerging, there is realization that it’s all been worthwhile.