The loquat is a wonderful fruit bearing tree that is evergreen up to zone 8 and survives cold temperatures of zero degrees F. here in Georgia. This easy to grow fruit tree unbelievably forms white, fragrant flowers some years in January, and the trees load up with large clusters of developing yellow loquats in March through June. Even our hungry dogs wait patiently under the loquat tree awaiting a fruit to drop and eat, the drop resulting from scurrying animals up in the tree running through the branches.
Loquat X 'Nippon' Tree
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Fruiting Loquat Tree
The Nippon Loquat only has one large seed in the center, and the size of the loquat is at least twice the size of seedling loquats. Large clusters of Loquat fruit form on Loquat trees that can easily be picked or eaten straight off the tree. Buy your hybrid Japanese loquat trees today at Ty Ty Nursery.
Loquat trees are evergreen fruit bearing trees that flower in late fall or early winter, and the loquat fruit ripens in March and April. Cold hardy, evergreen, fruiting trees are rare for the South, except for citrus and olive trees, that grow exceptionally well in zones 8-10. Loquat trees have survived low temperatures of zero degrees in Georgia, but loquat fruit can be damaged in temperatures below 20 degrees F. Loquats excel as fresh fruit and are deliciously spicy as a pickled condiment.
The Loquat tree is often called the Japanese plum in the south and is an evergreen tree loaded with custard-like fruit in May that hangs from the tree in giant clusters. Loquat fruit is enjoyed by man, birds and various wildlife. Loquats can be eaten fresh off the tree or baked into custards, jellies or preserves.