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 Post subject: Loquats ready for harvesting
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:09 am 
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My son has a big loquat tree on his property that is just loaded with fruit.
Many are starting to drop to the ground.
I don't think I've seen a loquat tree before last year.
The fruit reminds me of apricots in size and color, the taste is similar too.
The tree itself is way different though.
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Anyway, my granddaughter will be turning two next week and a little party is scheduled.
I'm thinking about harvesting 4 or 5 pounds of these things and making a loquat preserves (jam or chutney) and canning them in a bunch of mason jars and giving them as gifts to the guests.

a Useful Link: http://gardenofeatingblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/loquat-chutney-chinese-fruit-meets.html

There are a bunch of very simple recipes out there, and I have no doubt I can just wing it and come up with something tasty, but wondering if the board has some experience or ideas.

Rumors: the leaves and seeds may cause sickness if devoured because they contain cyanogenic glycosides; (base for cyanide) slightly poisonous especially in large quantities.

Any advice or suggestions is appreciated!

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