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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2022, 11:58:44 AM »
Here's some recent photos I took of the Vista White loquat, I may need to move up the rating on this guy. All of you who are on the advance list when I cut this tree down will know the type of fruits you will get. The Vista White fruit is different from all of the white flesh varieties. The flesh is sweet, fluffy, texture is unique. You will not find another loquat with this type of texture. Reminds me of a fluffy pound cake. Skin is very thin, fruits are roundish, like a gold nugget mandarin (odd shape round).

As I mentioned earlier, there seems to be two distinct fruits that I get on this large tree, these neat looking fruits and another type which is not as large, skin is smooth. The larger fruits shown below has some peach fuzz but both tastes great. Only these fruits shown have the unique texture. It's a must have for any loquat collector. My tree is over 30yrs old.













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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2022, 02:26:00 PM »
Looks delish!  I can't wait to see your test results.

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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2022, 03:45:01 AM »
All my loquats are pretty much done now. I will wait a few weeks more and no one else has any more loquat fruits for this year to provide comments on best tasting then I will post the rest of my taste comparisons.

As I mentioned, I started to take Brix reading a month into the fruits ripening for me so I didn't get to record all my varieties. I will say that the lowest Brix reading for 10 and today I tasted the highest Brix reading fruit of 23.

Brix of 23 is very high, it does appear that most of the time, when I do the group comparison the ones with the highest brix seems to come in top of the list for best tasting.

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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2022, 02:16:09 AM »
Didn't get a single fruit this year, so hoping to live vicariously through any updates here :P

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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2022, 02:24:57 AM »
All my loquats are pretty much done now. I will wait a few weeks more and no one else has any more loquat fruits for this year to provide comments on best tasting then I will post the rest of my taste comparisons.

As I mentioned, I started to take Brix reading a month into the fruits ripening for me so I didn't get to record all my varieties. I will say that the lowest Brix reading for 10 and today I tasted the highest Brix reading fruit of 23.

Brix of 23 is very high, it does appear that most of the time, when I do the group comparison the ones with the highest brix seems to come in top of the list for best tasting.

Hey Kaz, we're ready for you best tasting loquat report  ;D

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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2022, 12:44:52 AM »
It's to difficult to list the best tasting since everyone's taste is different, some like it sweet and tart, others like it very sweet only.

But I will post some group taste tests I did, and also a preliminary brix reading for the ones I had time to take the readings. Next year I should be able to update the brix table and hope to get a reading from most of my varieties if they all have fruits next summer (78 varieties).

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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2022, 01:49:01 AM »
Here's the preliminary Brix reading I made in May 2022. I didn't have my brix meter until May so I was not able to take brix readings of some of my varieties.

One note on Big Jim White, I had only 2 fruits and when i made the brix reading the fruits were overripe and wrinkled.

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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2022, 09:44:33 AM »
It's to difficult to list the best tasting since everyone's taste is different, some like it sweet and tart, others like it very sweet only.

But I will post some group taste tests I did, and also a preliminary brix reading for the ones I had time to take the readings. Next year I should be able to update the brix table and hope to get a reading from most of my varieties if they all have fruits next summer (78 varieties).
But if the topic is "Best Tasting Loquats,"  shouldn't we at least get someone's opinion? :)
John

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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2022, 04:47:38 PM »
Interesting data.  Were the KT06 and KT23 getting overripe also? 

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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2022, 05:31:48 PM »
John, the brix table is just a FYI reference, not showing which one is the best tasting. Some people like to know what the sugar content is on fruits, so I decided to add this table while I was doing my taste test. I have some other group taste test photos that I need to gather so I can post here later.

mbmango, the KT06 & KT23 had many fruits and the brix reading is accurate, it registered very high. I tested many fruits to be sure. It will be interesting to see the same test next year when most of these varieties should be at least second year fruits. My Kt06 & KT23 trees are large but just had fruits for the first time in 2022.

This year I only tasted fruits from 43 varieties but next year I hope to taste most of my 78 varieties if they all fruit on my mult-grafted tree.

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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2022, 07:01:54 AM »
non related loquat question. Do loquats grow decent in sub tropical/tropical areas? Live in a sub tropical are with temps between 5c to 40c and wondering if they will do well in my climate.

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Re: Best Tasting Loquats For 2022 Season
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2023, 10:19:11 AM »
Great post.  So helpful to those of us just learning about loquats

 

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