A learning journey of a city-slicker dreaming to live off of the land as much as possible, trying my hand at growing as much food as possible on a regular city plot. City Farm in the making with lots of pictures!
I am interested.......what is a Loquat, is it like a peach, never heard of Loquats.........looks delicious though...will have to check out the stores to see if Loquats are carried there!
Hi Louise, thanks for dropping by. Loquats are actually distant relatives of apples, but you're right, they do look more like little peaches. Their texture is similar to peaches but their aroma is distinctly more floral/tropical. I doubt you will find Loquats in the stores as they bruise easier than an apricot. The tree is very hardy, can withstand a variety of temperatures, although they do prefer it warm. They don't mind drought once the tree is established, but enjoys watering and will produce more juicier fruit with adequate water. The seeds are rather numerous and large for the size of the fruit, and are prolific, birds and squirrels love the fruit as well, and boy do they scatter them everywhere. I let them eat their fill, as our tree is large and it gives us humans plenty to eat and then some. I have to pick up whatever seeds are scattered so it doesn't become a loquat forest!
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