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Loquat Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat

Eriobotrya japonica

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Evergreen tree, 2-6m tall depending on variety, native of China and Japan.

FEATURES: Clusters of soft, juicy, sweetly flavoured, yellow to orange coloured fruit. Fruit shape, stone size and number depends on variety. Harvest when flesh softens and fruit develops a fragrant aroma.

CONDITIONS: Suits most soil types. Prefers fertile, moist, well drained soil in a warm position . with full to partial sun. Tolerant of light to moderate fLoquat Eriobotrya japonica Evergreen treerosts and dry periods.

FOR BEST RESULTS: Protect from strong winds. Water well during Summer. Fertilise during the growing period. Prune after harvest removing dead and diseased branches.

PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:

• great for small gardens in decorative tubs and containers

• eat fruit fresh from the tree or use in salads

• make jam, jelly, juice or liqueur

ROOTSTOCK:

• Seedling