Furry Green Balls

Loquat 1

Haiku 143

Small furry green balls

Sprouting like an alien

Weird and wonderful


Loquat 2

The funny looking loquat, Eriobotrya japonica, starts to blossom in April, just before our winter sets in.

Loquat 3

My poor old tree is very old and has lost quite a few branches, yet still soldiers on.

Loquat 4

Always the first to start growing, long before spring, the white flowers soon turn to tiny brown lumps and then to furry green balls.

Loquat 5

Sparky the squirrel loves this fruit, when it is ripe and peach-coloured. He has a few weeks to wait yet.

Loquat 6

I will see him most mornings running his little route across the tops of fences and along branches.

Loquat 7

Selecting his chosen loquat, he then returns carrying it in his mouth and sits in a suitable spot to eat it.




18 thoughts on “Furry Green Balls

  1. A Curious Introvert

    A wonderful banquet for Sparky and they do look a little alien!πŸ™‚ We have a walnut tree close to the house that the squirrels love and some days I think they enjoy dropping them close to my head instead of eating them.😁

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  2. Murphy's Law

    What an interesting fruit tree this is. Despite being old, the leaves and fruit it still bears look very healthy.

    How nice for Sparky that he has his own private supply of fresh loquat Except, of course, for the others is his clan and perhaps some birds! ☺️

    Do you and your husband eat the loquat, or is it an acquired taste?

    You have some fascinating plant life in your corner of the world, and especially in your garden!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      It amazes me that it is still alive and producing fruit. πŸ˜€
      There is always plenty to go around, so the birds and Sparkys share. πŸ™‚
      I don’t like loquats myself – but I don’t like apricots either! LM used to eat them happily! πŸ™‚


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