'Champagne' loquat starting to flavor up

MrClintMarch 16, 2014

My 'Champagne' loquat is starting to flavor up. Still a small and precocious tree. I do thin the clusters, removing the smaller or not well formed fruits. The first fruit I tried this season was super tart, but there is much more acid/sweet balance now. Here's a small branch with a cluster that is ripening up:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gonebananas_gw

Last year as I was tasting loquats on trees around town (probably all seedling ornamentals) to see if any were worth propagating for fruit I noticed that on at least some trees fruit that was fully yellow sometimes was just so-so but when revisited a week or two later and with a faint hint of orange in their color were much sweeter and more flavorful.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 5:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
MrClint

Yeah, I do tend to sample things on the early side. Guess that's why I like many of the sub-acid stone fruits. :)

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 5:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
MrClint

I know these were plenty ripe as the seeds had started to split a little. I am very pleased with the Champagne loquat's citrus flavor tones:

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 1:30PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need late flowering pears?
Seems all of my pears are early flowering which is...
Konrad..just outside of Edmoton Alberta
Cherry tree damage from storm
Top third of cherry tree snapped off by falling limb...
jimfnc7
Do i need to use wax for this kind of graft or just masking tape?
I am going to be doing 5 pear cleft grafts with 1/4...
tlbean2004
avacado seed help ASAP
So I chose the damp paper napkin method to get my seed...
Trisha Stewart
Hardy Peach Tree; Recommendations?
I am new to peach trees. I bought a Reliance three...
mark_roeder
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™