Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Loquat Tree

This huge tree sits on my neighbor's property, but lots of it hang on our side - by the driveway. We've lived here for 9 years, and really never knew what the heck it was. There was a time when I thought it was a Kumquat - and I had tried those fruits, and didn't like them.



Today, a friend was walking out to her car, and spotted the tree and immediately went over and plucked a couple off and popped them in her mouth! She said they were so yummy! I asked her what they were, and she said she wasn't sure, but thought they might be a Loquat. So, I tried one, and was pleasantly surprised! Looked them up online, and sure enough, it's a Loquat Tree!



For years, the fruit on this tree has just rotted and fallen on the ground! Now, I think we just might have to start harvesting it. I know my neighbors never pick it, so I don't think they would care much. Can't believe it took so long to find out what it was!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS I JUST LEARNED THE NAME OF MY TREE IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE. I DID KNOW THAT THE FRUIT WAS ALRIGHT TO EAT. JUST WAIT UNTIL THEIR REAL RIPE BEFORE TRYING THEM. WE BOUGHT THIS HOUSE A YEAR AGO. THE LADY DOWN THE STREET TOLD MY HUSBAND THAT IT WAS A JAPANESE PLUM. NO MATTER WHAT IT IS YUM.

GRANNY IN FLORIDA

AutumnLeaves said...

I could see this being me. Who knew? I've never tried a kumquat nor a loquat. Love the names though.