|Anita and her Loquat Tree, in |
Sheryl called on her neighbor the next day to see if we might pick some, Anita said sure, she didn't even know they could be eaten, she'd love to help and learn, and show us her dog, so last Sunday morning we showed up with buckets. Anita came out with her laddar to reach high branches while we picked below, we played with her dog, she took our pictures and we took hers, and we quickly became fast friends. Amazing the doors dogs will open!
|The seeds are large, 1, 2, or 3 |
per fruit. The pulp is tart and tangy,
and smells like almonds.
|L to R: Michele, marking Sheryl|
as "my Easter Bunny"
Tuesday morning Sheryl came over to my house, we got busy and in 3 hours made 20 pint jars of jam, three kinds: Loquat/Mint, Loquat Spice, and Loquat/Apple Spice. I designated her as my 2012 Easter Bunny, because she brought me lots of Easter joy! We laughed a lot. Girlfriends are so much fun!
After the Agility Trial next week we're going to take some to Anita and have a tea party in her back yard! She offered us to come back and pick all we want, and I may pick another small batch to experiment with not peeling the fruit. But otherwise I think I got my Loquat Fix for awhile, and enough jam to last a few years. I still have a kitchen to clean up! Baah! That's the only part I don't like!
|Our results, in an assortment of jars, mostly|
donated by friends or saved.
Upwards and onward!