Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021
I missed to collect the Strawberry loquat fruits when they were perfectly ripe. The ones I have here on the left part of the picture are past their prime. No detectable acid here, sweet fruit, mostly of a baked apple flavor.
Argelino fruits just reached their peak ripeness stage. These are probably the most flavorful loquat I have, with an excellent sugar and acid balance. Apricot-grape and maybe even mango flavored.
Monday, June 7, 2021
All these four selections are very good loquats. All are growing on the same combination tree in Vacaville, California.
Chuck has the most dense flesh, sweet, apple-grape flavored, overripe now.
Ed's Delight is still very good, but now at the end of its peak ripening period. Very sweet with a little acid, soft, juicy, pear flavored.
Surprise is at the peak ripeness now. Very sweet and very juicy with some strawberry-apple notes.
Fletcher White Many fruits are ready, some will need more time. Sweet with a good amount of acid, grape-pear flavored, juicy.
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Blueberries turned out to be one of the most challenging plants to grow here in Davis. This was until about a year and half ago, when I followed an advice to grow them in large pots. Last year I already had some berries from a couple of my potted plants and today I picked a bowl from each Reveille (left) and Southmoon plants.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
This is a much smaller set of loquat fruits than I described a few days ago. All fruits here are from my multigrafted tree in Davis. I have more grafts that fruited this year, but these are what the birds and squirrels left for me.
Argelino still needs more time. It’s an excellent late cultivar, but does not have enough sugar yet.
McBeth is actually not bad this year, or I may have caught it at the right time. Pretty sweet, dense flesh with some acid. Mild apple-apricot flavor. Good size.
Shed fruits are coming from a recent small graft. Very sweet, juicy, with intense melon-apple-apricot flavor. Little acidity makes it an overall excellent fruit.
Napa Library is a small but very early and extremely sweet fruit with a flavor of very sweet melon and apple. I do not detect any acidity in this fruit.
My pick from this tasting is Shed.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
I found 14 accessions that made the fruitlets this year. I don’t expect all will hold the fruits to the maturity as some are recent grafts o...