Jack Slevkoff's Enterprises provides...

California grown
LOQUAT  FRUIT

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.”




Loquat fruit are one of the first fruits to ripen each year and normally come available in California during May and June. A lot of Our requests come from people who ate loquat fruit when they were growing up. It is a taste they do not forget and want to experience that taste again and again. It has a taste of its own that is hard to describe.

Some people describe it as tasty and sweet with minimal tartness. Some say the loquat fruit have a tangy flavor. Others may say it is sweet but lacks acidity. Even others describe the loquat fruit as having a sweet & sour berry taste The taste differs between different loquat varieties. The taste also differs if one picks them when they are just getting ripe or have been ripe for some time.

What We provide is a mixture of varieties that are in season at that time. In this way, We provide a sampling of various tasty loquat fruit to compare with. Keep in mind that some smaller varieties of loquat fruit are more tastier than larger fruit or vice versa. The loquat fruit in each box may be a little different from loquat fruit in other boxes. There is no uniformity.


Organically Grown
  • Our loquat fruit are organically grown although not certified as such.  
    We choose not to be certified (governed or controlled).
  • We do not use toxic and persistent chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
  • We replenish and maintain soil fertility using various manures, leaves, lawn cuttings, and forest products.
  • We encourage worms to flourish in the soil in return enrich the soil with their castings.
  • Our land is biologically diverse and naturally balanced.
  • We do not use artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.
  • We have no weeds, only live ground covers that indicate when watering is needed.
  • Our farming techniques do not disturb the natural cycle of the earth's delicate ecosystem.
  • We do not use tractors or implements, therefore, We have no use for polluting fossil fuels.


In 2015, put your request in soon after April 15
and no later than May 25,
unless We still have fruit available.



LOQUAT FRUIT
Pounds Price/lb Cost S&H Total
1 pound box $13.50 $13.50 $16.50 $30.00
2 pound box $11.50 $23.00 $16.50 $39.50
3 pound box $10.00 $30.00 $16.50 $46.50
Two 3-lb. boxes $9.00 $54.00 $33.00 $87.00
Three 3-lb. boxes $8.50 $76.50 $49.50 $126.00
Four 3-lb. boxes $8.00 $96.00 $66.00 $162.00
Five 3-lb. boxes $7.50 $112.50 $82.50 $195.00
Six 3-lb. boxes $7.00 $126.00 $99.00 $225.00
Seven 3-lb. boxes $6.50 $136.50 $115.50 $252.00
Eight 3-lb. boxes $6.00 $144.00 $132.00 $276.00
more than 24 pounds $5.50 ? email for costs ?


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Each 3-lb box will have more than 3 lbs of loquat fruit with stems.
S&H costs shown are for destinations within USA
The fruit is sent via Priority Mail.

Express Mail may be available at additional cost.
Send email with destination information to request a quote.
S&H costs for Express Mail range from $25 to $55 per 3-lb box,
depending on the distance from Our location.
If We combine four 3-lb boxes into one box
the S&H costs would range from $45 to $105
depending on the distance from Our location.


When requesting two or more 3-pound boxes early in the season,
We can have one box sent the first week,
the second box or two the next week, et cetera,
according to your written request.
Keep in mind that there are only four to six weeks in a loquat fruit season.

If you want the boxes all delivered at the same time,
especially if you are planning on canning or processing
the loquat fruit, or serving them all at the same time at some function,
please indicate it on your request.

If there are no instructions on your request,
it is then left to Our discretion and or to Our preference.


We normally send out the packages on the first, second, or third work day
of each week when available so that they arrive on or before Saturday.


The loquats are usually packed in a 11" X 8.5" X 5.5" Flat Rate Priority Mail box.   Although We weight the boxes while being packed, We do not count the fruit.   If the fruit are smaller, We can get more fruit in the box.   The boxes are lined inside with various types of cushioning material.   We maintain a minimum of 3 pounds of fruit with stems in each 3-pound box.   Each box contains a mixture of different varieties of loquats, sizes, and flavors from different trees.   Some may be big, some may be medium size, and others may be small.   Bigger is not always better.   Some fruit may be sweeter and others may be more tart or may have a little different taste.   The contents of each box will be somewhat different from another box in some ways.   There is no uniformity except for the box size and a minimum of 3 pounds of fruit with stems in a 3 pound box.   We have packages sent all over America where Flat Rate Priority Mail is delivered.

Refrigerate the loquat fruit upon arrival.
The loquat fruit will last at least a couple of weeks if
properly refrigerated between 35 and 50 degrees
as long as the fruit is not damaged and the stems are still intact.
Individually wrapping each fruit with a part of a paper towel
or tissue paper will also increase the life of the fruit
along with refrigeration.


Subject to availability
We reserve the right to refuse any request or order.
Prices subject to change without notice.
We reserve the right to package fruit in any manner
at Our discretion.


We will begin accepting requests for fruit on:

April 15

Payment can be made via PayPal (see "PayPal" info below).   Checks and money orders received will be cashed immediately to assure and verify bank clearance.   Early orders will be filled when the fruit has turned a golden color, usually during the first part of May depending on the weather.   The fruit may be less tart as the season progresses.   Requests will be filled on a first-come basis.   The harvest season usually ends at the end of May or first part of June.   Orders received after May 31 may be returned unless fruit is still available.

In 2014, We started filling some special requests on April 21 and 29 and officially started the picking season on Monday, May 5.   The official last picking day was May 20. However, some remaining requests were filled Tuesday, May 27, and Wednesday, May 28. Temperatures of 95 to over 100 degrees from May 13 to May 16 accelerated the ripening of the fruit.

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




Loquats [pronounced: "LOH-kwahts"] are one of the first fruits to ripen in the spring. The tartly sweet, aromatic 1-1/2" golden-yellow to orange fruit resembles an apricot in size and color. Most loquats ripen in mid to late spring.   The juicy, crisp flesh is pale yellow and has a delicate, sweetly tart cherry-like or pear-like flavor.   The flesh surrounds 1 to 3 seeds that are about the size of apricot pits or smaller.   The seeds are smooth and rounded but somewhat flatted on one or two sides.   The yellow fleshy edible fruits are eaten raw, cooked, or made into jelly.   These fruits are favorites among Asian cultures. Loquats are closely related to the pear and apple trees...not the citrus tree called "komquat".

The loquat is referred to as "Nisparo" in the lush areas around Costa Blanca, Spain. They are seen growing in CALLOSA D’EN SARRIÀ (ALICANTE)

Although the trees were originally grown as ornamental trees in China, Japan, and India, they were not grown for their fruit until about the 1700's.   The Jesuits eventually planted them on the Mauritius Islands about 850km east of Madagascar near East Africa.   Then they were taken to France in about 1784 and then to Italy in 1812.   At about that time a merchant seaman named Captain Roig introduced them to Sagunto’s harbour and spread them throughout the Eastern and Southeastern coast of Spain being a part of the Iberian Peninsula.



Normally, We do not have
this much fruit on one tree.
Note
Before going outside and enjoying a Loquat beneath your sunbrella, please read this reminder:
Some people eat loquat seed pits (2 per day)
to prevent, treat, and or slow down cancer.
The seeds contain 1300 times more amygdalin
(B17-Laetrile) than loquat leaves.
We do not recommend or suggest eating,
chewing, or swallowing such seed pits
in excessive amounts because the pits contain
cyanide compounds which if taken in large doses
may harm you and possibly kill you.

Nobody likes ending up in the hospital
with all that paperwork to fill out; so be safe.

Many people, including Myself, have accidentally eaten
seed pits and are not aware of any ill effects.

Remember to remove the seed pits
before cooking the fleshly fruit.







Payment Information
We accept
Cashier's check, Postal Money Orders.
We also accept
personal checks ,
but allow 15 working days to clear bank processing.

Make checks and money orders
payable to "Jack Slevkoff"
We no longer accept credit cards
due to credit card fraud and identity theft.

For payment via
PayPal, see. information below.
No Western Union.



PayPal
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
slev@ix.netcom.com

If you do not have a PayPal account,

please let Us know via email so that
We can set up a "Request for Money" invoice
and have PayPal send it to you via your email address.
When you receive the "Request for Money" 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.


We do not have any packages sent out until payment is received in full.


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LoquatWorld.com Division
c/o 4460 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 140
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