The pictures and taste notes are all from May 23, 2021. Please note that this is early loquat season tasting for this location. All fruits are from Vacaville trees. The later ripening varieties are not ready yet.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Loquat tasting in May of 2021
Ed’s Delight - sweet with a little acid, soft, juicy, pear flavored
Fletcher White - sweet-sour, needs more ripening time, pear grapes flavor
Surprise - sour-sweet, strawberry flavored, very juicy, needs more ripening time
Chuck - sweet, apple-grape flavored, dense flesh
Mogi - sweet with a little acid, complex flavor with grape, baked apple, strawberry, very juicy
Jazzy - very sweet, very little acid, grape flavor not complex, a little boring now
Gold Nugget - sweet-sour, mild apricot-apple flavored, juicy
Argelino - more sour than sweet now, very juicy, complex flavor but needs more time to sugar up for flavor perception
Strawberry - very sour and juicy now. There is might be strawberry flavor but needs more time to develop sugar
Espana - very sweet, some acid , dense flesh, apple-strawberry-grape flavored
My picks from this tasting are Espana, Mogi, and Ed's Delight. They seem to be the most developed at this date with the best flavors and sugar content.
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