|Jack Slevkoff's Enterprises
Also called May Apple,
Japanese medlar, and Japanese plum
In Mandarin Chinese, the name is “pipa”. In Japan, the fruit are called “biwa”. People in some European countries such as Spain and Italy
call the loquat fruit “nispero”, “nipero”, “mespel”, or “nespoli.”
In the Middle East they are called “acadinias.”
It is the buyer's responsibility
to arrange pickup and delivery service,
unless We otherwise agreed to make the arrangements.
in good condition for 3 to 4 weeks
at just above 0 °C [32 °F] and
2 weeks at 10 °C [50 °F]
Retail outlets should display the loquat fruit
on refrigerated shelfs at 5 to 12 °C (41 to 54 ºF).
Each 16½ x 13½ x 6" stackable produce box
will have a minimum net weight of 10 pounds
of loosely packed fruit with stems.
Some boxes may contain field run fruit kept in clusters.
Each box will contain an assortment of fruit from various trees
and will vary in size, shape, color, and taste.
Some fruit may be sweeter and others may be more tart
or may have a little different taste.
Keep in mind that bigger is not always better.
Each box may contain various types of cushioning material
to absorb some shock or vibration while in transit or in handling.
You can have the fruit picked up
at Our location by a refrigerated truck.
To maintain fruit stability, the fruit must be kept at temperatures no less than 33ºF
and no warmer than 60ºF. Preferred range is 34ºF to 38ºF
Our location will be provided upon request.
We can place 30 to 42 boxes per pallet
which is 300 to 420 pounds of fruit with stems.
Provide a Pallet for each 300 to 420 pounds of fruit.
If you want Us to deliver the fruit to a certain place in Our area
for pickup such as Fowler Packing or Sanger Packing,
there will be an additional charge of $25 per 300 pounds.
$25 minimum charge for deliveries less than 300 lbs.
Grocery stores, markets, and retaurants
should have the loquat fruit kept in chilled areas
to insure quality.
We prefer a minimum of five working-days
advanced notice for each request.
We will begin accepting requests for fruit on:
Early orders will be filled when the fruit has turned a golden yellow color,
usually during the first part of May depending on the weather.
Requests will be filled on a first-come basis.
The harvest season usually ends at the end of May or first part of June.
Requests received after May 15 may be refused; unless, fruit is still available.
In 2013, We officially began picking on Monday, May 13.
Last picking day was May 22.
Any requests or orders for fruit after May 21 were returned or refunded.
We had a lot more requests for fruit but the crop was much smaller.
In 2012, We began picking on Monday, May 21. Last picking day was June 11.
In 2011, We began picking on Monday, May 16. Our last picking day was Monday, June 6. As of June 12, We did not receive any hot weather that was 90ºor hotter. Our last orders went out at end of June.
In 2010, We began picking on Monday, May 24. Some fruit were ripe to pick and some were still green or just starting to turn color from green to yellow. California did not have any hot days until the end of May. We normally start picking about a week after We receive some hot weather. Every year is different. This year has been much cooler than other years. We normally pick on a Monday so that you would have the package(s) before the weekend. Once We start picking, the season will last for about three to four weeks.
In 2009, picking began on May 4
In 2008, picking began on May 9
Picking season ended June 2.
We had a heat wave from May 16 to May 20
with record breaking temperatures
of 103 degrees and greater on May 17.
In 2007, picking began on May 8
and ended on May 29.
In 2006, We were out of fruit for sale on May 21
In 2004, We were out of fruit for sale on May 19
We now accept payment via PayPal.
PayPal charges a fee for this service.
Be sure to add 4% to total to defray PayPal fees
so it does not come out of the amount We are to receive.
If you have a PayPal account,
go ahead and make the payment.
to Our account which is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have a PayPal account,
please let Us know via email so that We can set up an invoice on PayPal
and have PayPal send it to you via your email address.
When you receive the invoice, just follow PayPal's instructions
and make payment accordingly for the amount We indicate.
You do not have to be a PayPal member to make payment.
Let Us know via email that payment has been made.
Be sure to indicate what you are requesting,
the amount and costs, provide destination information,
name, and phone number.
Our mailing location is:
For those who come in the back door
such as through a search engine,
our web-site (URL) address is