When to Buy/In Season:
February – May.
How to Select:
Loquats should be fresh, soft, and ripe, golden yellow, 1 – 2 inches long, with downy skin, similar to an apricot. Freckling is natural.
Loquats are generally not treated with pesticides, so conventionally grown loquats, while not organic, are typically pesticide free.
EWG 2009 Dirty Dozen, not listed
How to Store:
Fresh loquats do not store well; however they make wonderful jam!
See our Basics of Canning Fruit at Home
Home Canned fruits can be stored for up to 1 year; they may lose quality after that point. Commercially canned fruit can be stored up to 3 years.
Dried fruit may be stored 6 – 12 months at room temperature, or indefinetly in the freezer.
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