In San Diego, loquats are ubiquitous and largely ignored, even when heavy with their delectable, unique fruits. Marmalade making yields its own pectin, and adding loquats softens the texture and reduces the added sugar.
Spring raspberries have arrived in California just in time for me to make 150 tasty wedding favors. Add a little pomegranate juice and you have something really special. See my system for making a LOT of tiny jams.