LOQUAT

VARIETIES

ERIOBOTRYA JAPONICA:
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Seasonal Availability: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 5'C (41'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -5'C (23'F)
Fruit Colour: Golden YellowHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Shaped like Christmas trees, but they have large fuzzy leaves that are green on top and silver underneath. The fruit tastes like a combination of peach and apricot. They are most often eaten fresh, in jellies and in wines.
ERIOBOTRYA JAPONICA: CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS
Seasonal Availability: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 7m x 5mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 0'C (32'F)
Fruit Colour: Bright YellowHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: This particular cultivar bares bright yellow fruit early in the winter season, avoiding the frosts in January and February. The largest fruit size of the improved Loquat cultivars.
ERIOBOTRYA JAPONICA: OLIVER
OLIVER
Seasonal Availability: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 7m x 5mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 0'C (32'F)
Fruit Colour: YellowHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 150 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Noted as being a very sweet variety, less acidic than other loquat cultivars.
ERIOBOTRYA JAPONICA: PELUCHE
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Seasonal Availability: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 0'C (32'F)Min Temp Tolerated: -5'C (23'F)
Fruit Colour: Pale YellowHarvest: Dec-FebYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Spanish cultivar with very large, smooth fruits of "Japanese loquat". From SE Spain, originating as a seedling or mutation of cv. Algerie. A regular producer of large smooth pale yellow fruits, juicy with sweet, slightly acid flavour. The tree shape is perfect: robust, with a low spreading crown.

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