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Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat, Japanese Plum, Nispero

Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat, Japanese Plum, Nispero
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: China
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdible plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Season: January to April. Small, well-shaped tree. Large 12 long, stiff leaves, dark green above, whitish underneath. Yellow to orange color fruit, somewhat pear-shaped, 2 long and 1 1/2 across with 1 to 3 seeds. Eaten fresh, in jellies and wines. Moderate growth, salt tolerant. Fruit may be thinned to increase size. Many varieties. The loquat should really be used more, the fruit is especially good just eaten out of hand or in poultry casseroles. The plant, too, deserves more attention because it's a lovely hold-leaved green beauty. The orange fruit resembles an apricot when it is ready for picking because of its orange color. Wash and dry the seeds and plant them 1/2-inch deep in good fertile soil that has ample drainage. With proper care and frequent repottings, the loquat can grow into an attractive tree in gardens where temperatures don't go below 25 degrees F. Loquats are sometimes called Japanese medlars.

More t:

- Article about Loquat

- Video about Loquat

- PDF download. Overlooked fruit: tasty Loquat recipes. (from Tropical Treasures Magazine).

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Loquat tree (Eriobotrya japonica)

Loquat, Japanese Plum. These plants are seedlings. Loquat is a very hardy subtropical fruit tree, easy to grow, drought tolerant, fast growing, small to medium size tree. Fruit are juicy delicious, resembling apricots. Seedlings start fruiting within 4-5 years, depending on conditions. Regular fertilizing speeds up fruiting to 2-3 years.
More about Loquat:
- Article
- Video
- PDF download. Overlooked fruit: tasty Loquat recipes. (from Tropical Treasures Magazine).

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, seedling
In stock
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