Eriobotrya japonica (loquat) tree
I’ve received a beautiful Loquat about 10ft tall and wondered if anyone has any advice or experience with one? It’s got an amazing tropical/prehistoric look!
edited September 2019
I had a large fruiting Loquat at my last house and an even larger one, around 15'-20' tall, was already established at this new house. It requires zero maintenance in Texas. We get freezes, so it will take a hard freeze as well as tolerate incredible summer heat. This tree produces tons of fruit. Unfortunately, all those dropped fruits I fail to harvest in time drop, open and root rapidly. So I also have lots of little loquat seedlings sprouting up underneath the mother tree all the time. I pull them up as fast as I see them, as I don't want but the one tree. I could open a full-service garden center selling nothing but loquats on the street curb.
I make jam from the fruit. Here's my low calorie, low-carb recipe you can modify to use regular sugar:
. The birds and squirrels pretty much get what I don't harvest for jam making.
My low-carb recipe site: