LOQUAT - NAGASAKIWASE
The best Japanese variety so far, it has deep orange flesh, high flesh/seed ratio and very sweet flavour. Earliest variety to ripen. Thinning fruit will enhance fruit size. The Nagasakiwase often has 2 crops a year in the subtropics. The first crop in April / May then again in August. We have found by cincturing in summer, the August crop has a much larger crop and better fruit size.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Great For Kids (#GreatForKids)
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Sometimes, Yes, Yes (Often below -2)
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
March, April, August, September, October
Customer Comments on Loquat - Nagasakiwase
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Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 76 days 4hrs
Comments: - The fruit is rather small but the seeds are also small. Good taste. Have moved the tree to Katoomba where it continued to grow well and produced very tasty fruit. Coddling moth was a serious problem in Sydney but have not had this issue in Katoomba so far.
Fruiting Months February and March
Height 1.5 metres
Growing: In the Ground
Fruit Harvest: 20 Fruit Per Year
First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Pollination: Self Pollination
Pest Control: Losing flowers and fruit to coddling moth caterpillars, brown in colour, which eat through flowers and fruit before I can spot them..
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