A few days ago, Allen The Beekeeper and I made a sacred pilgrimage to visit The Mystical Loquat of CCF.
|World’s best loquat tree… ever.|
I’ve written about this tree before here. This spring it’s outdone itself with production (though as you can tell from the photo, most of the lower fruit have been picked already).
Unlike some loquat trees, the fruit on this one are very sweet and quite large as loquats go.
|That’s a big loquat.|
I’m amazed by the taste of these fruit. Very good. Additionally, the shape of this tree is perfect for harvesting. When you don’t “limb up” a loquat, it can become a big ball of branches, making the fruit very easy to harvest.
Confession: this tree is so awesome that I walked up to it and yelled “YOU’RE SO AWESOME I WANT TO HAVE YOUR BABIES!”
Not literally, of course. I just mean I want to propagate it.
I picked plenty of fruit and will be planting the seeds in my nursery so the genes of this great tree are passed on to future generations of loquats. Look me up in a couple of years and I’ll sell you a nice one.