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Eriobotrya japonica (loquat) tree

AdRockAdRock Posts: 241

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!


  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 556
    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:
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