Ever tried or seen a loquat? They were once popular in all Aussie backyards, but strangely fell out of flavor, we’re not sure why! Especially when the tree makes a gorgeous specimen in the garden and the golden-yellow fruit is delicious eaten fresh, stewed or turned into a jam. Loquats will grow in most parts of Australia, except cold climates like Hobart and mountain regions.
Slightly acidic, well drained soil
Pick when ripe from late spring (depending on the variety)