John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shows you how to harvest and store fresh loquat fruits the best way possible so you get sweet fruit every single time. You will also learn how to best harvest and store the fruit for longer-term storage.
In this episode, you will learn how and when John harvests his loquat trees (Eriobotrya japonica) that he grew from seed that took about 7 years before the trees started growing fruits.
Loquat fruits also known as Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, or Chinese plum are a common evergreen landscape tree that is planted in California and has edible fruits. Loquats are in the Rosaceae family (related to pears and apples) and originated from South-Central China. Loquats should not be confused with Kumquats which are citrus fruits which are from South-Eastern China.
You will learn how not to harvest loquats, and how how to harvest them the best way possible. You will also discover how to best store them and how to eat them so they are even sweeter.
Jump to the following parts of the Episode:
00:00 Episode Start
00:11 How and When to Harvest Loquat Fruit
00:55 How long do loquats take to fruit from seed
01:23 When to harvest loquats
01:45 Worst Way to Harvest Loquats
02:24 How to Eat Loquats – Skin is Edible
02:50 Seeds inside the Loquat
03:21 Proper Way to Harvest Loquats without Damage
04:00 How to Peel Loquats So they are Sweeter
04:46 What the fruit tastes like without skin
05:10 Where are the ripest fruit on the tree?
06:25 All the Loquats I harvested
After watching this episode, you will learn everything you need to know about harvesting and storing loquat fruits that may be growing in your neighborhood.
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