The rest of the fruit dialogues (was: Changing words)
Ding, Kylie (KAM.RIC)
Kylie.Ding at us.kline.com
Fri Feb 6 11:54:56 EST 2004
Ah, that would explain why I had never come across them until I bought a house with a loquat tree in the back yard. I treated it with great suspicion but then discovered they were delicous. Unfortunately they are very succeptible to fruit fly and we hardly ever got any edible ones. Lucky the dog thought they were yummy too and cleaned up the ones that fell on the ground.
On another fuity and off-topic topic my grapes are ripe. They are really nice sweet juicy ones. I have been standing there gorging myself on them whenever I walk past the vine. Does a little to make up for the fact that cherries are past their best this season.
Oh dear I am going to have to go have a midnight snack now... :)
From: JOdel at aol.com [mailto:JOdel at aol.com]
Sent: Sat 07/02/2004 12:45 AM
To: dwj at suberic.net
Subject: Re: The rest of the fruit dialogues (was: Changing words)
<< I've heard of loquats but never eaten one. >>
That's because if you want them you pretty much have to grow your own. They
are a delicious "soft fruit", but extremely fragile and it's next to impossible
to ship them. I also suspect that you cannot pick them green and expect them
to ripen on the counter for eating later. And the fact that they consist of a
thin layer of flesh over a central chamber with (typically)1-4 large seeds
makes them largely ineligible for selling frozen. By the time you get the skin
off and the seeds out, you really haven't got much left, but what you have has a
lovely, delicate taste.
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