|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.”
In 2015, put your request in soon after April 15
and no later than May 25,
unless We still have fruit available.
For large quantity, click on button below:
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.
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:
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 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 email@example.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.
Our mailing location is:
For those who come in the back door
such as through a search engine,
our web-site (URL) address is