Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Make loquat preserves, loquat butter and even loquat leather. Links in the post offer up places to turn for other loqua(t)ious endeavors!
Though they taste like a combination of citrus, peach and mango, loquats are actually related to apples. In fact they are similar in many aspects, both having high sugar, acid and pectin content. Meaning...they're excellent for canning!