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Loquat Trees

Although often called the Japanese Plum, the Loquat is not native to Japan nor is it a plum. It’s extremely popular in Asian countries where it is grown commercial for processing into canned fruit and juice.  The Loquat is actually from southern China, where in Cantonese it is called Luh Kwat (hence Loquat.) Translated that means “reed orange” or “rush orange. Loquats may be known for their tolerance to wet areas, but can handle a wide range of soils and sun exposures. The trees are fast growing evergreens with beautiful coarsely-textured, broad leaves of deepest jade green. Warm winters bring an abundant crop of pale yellow fruit with a delicious apricot flavor. The fruit is fantastic in fruit salads, ice cream, chutney and relishes. Picked a little on the green side they make a good substitute for cherries in pies. What’s not to love? Evergreen, salt tolerant and drought tolerant, plus a great fruit!

Our loquat trees are all cutting grown or grafted to ensure fruiting in two years. Plant in part to full sun with well-drained soil. All are self-fertile.

Loquats in the Landscape
Loquats are one of the most useful fruiting trees we’ve got. Want to emphasize the tropical and exotic? A loquat adds to the look created by citrus, bananas and gingers. Need a hedge or windbreak? Loquats make a fast, easy to grow and evergreen hedge. Need to screen your neighbor’s garage out? Add a loquat. Want a fabulous scent in December? Plant a loquat near your window. AND this is one tough, pest-free tree– an organic gardener’s delight.

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