The loquat tree is a wonderful fruit bearing tree that is evergreen up to zone 8, and the loquat tree will survive very cold temperatures of zero degrees F. that rarely occur here in Georgia. This easy-to-grow fruit tree unbelievably develops white, fragrant flowers some years as early as January, and the loquat trees load up with large clusters of developing yellow loquats in March through June,
the cluster sometimes containing ten or more individual loquats. Even our very hungry Ty Ty nursery dogs have learned to wait patiently under the loquat tree waiting for a fruit or cluster to drop and eat, the drop resulting from scurrying squirrels or birds fluttering up in the tree and running through the branches. The loquat is juicy when fully ripe and the flavor has a pleasant acid and sweet balance with a hint of grape and citrus in the flavor. The ripening time of the loquats is definitely dependent on the seasonal temperature, a fact that is as indeterminate as all weather phenomena can be.