Sunday, 15 May 2011


During May in Turkey you will see lots of Loquat trees loaded down with small yellow fruits.

These trees originate from South Eastern China and are also referred to as Japanese Medlars, Japanese Plum or Chinese Plum.

The flowers appear on the trees in autumn or early winter and the fruits are ripe in late winter or early spring.

The flavour of the fruit is a mixture of slightly tart peach, citrus and mango.

The fruits can be eaten as a fresh fruit, the under ripe fruits can be used in pies and tarts.  Because of their high pectin content the fruit can be used to make jam, jelly and chutneys.

In the next day or two I will post a recipe for Loquat Chutney.

Here is the link to the Loquat Chutney, I hope you like it.

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