Loquat, Grafted & Improved
Loquat, Grafted & Improved
For sale is a live plant with established root system in a pot.
***Images of fruit or edible qualities are provided from our nursery's stock of producing plants to show the potential yield of of our fruiting & edible plants.
Pot Size: 3 gallon
Age: 2-3 years old
Fruiting Age: same year to 1 year after planted in the ground or larger pot
Minimum Height: 40"+
Propagation Method: Grafted from reliable stock
Plants are staked with soil, sealed in a plastic wrapping to retain moisture during shipment. When you receive this plant, simply remove the plastic and check moisture in the soil. Water the plant once per day while in their container. Plants have also been fertilized for the season.
All of our plants are cared for with natural practices, without the use of synthetic chemicals. However, our nursery is considered a Plant Sanctuary. Some plants we sell are brought in from other nurseries who do not follow the same standards of quality that we do. Once a plant arrives at our nursery, they are cared for with organic and natural practices.
We hand select for each order from our stock of premium quality plants at A Natural Farm in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Quality in plant propagation is of upmost importance when seeking nutrition & medicinal value from edible plants!
Loquat, also known as Japanese Plum, is one of the hardiest trees in the sub-tropical landscape with a great deal of ornamental flair. It never seems to loose it leaves during drought or high winds and maintains its dark green color. Loquat fruit grows in clusters and are oval, rounded or pear-shaped. Fruit is sometimes described as a mixture of peach, citrus & mild mango - a sweet & tangy flavor!
Grafted & improved loquat cultivars produce fruits the same year or the next year after being planted.
Elongated pear shaped, medium to large, sweet fruit has pale flesh with a slightly tart, champagne flavor. Selected from cultivation in California in 1908.
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.
'Sherry' is another medium-large size, yellow-skinned, sweet cultivar.
Very cold hardy variety from Israel, may produce up to zone 7. Fruits are large, yellow orange flesh, mildly sweet with very small seed inside.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10
Plant Type: Perennial
Climax Height & Spread: 30'+
Cold Tolerance: Very cold hardy
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering Requirements: Incredibly drought tolerant
Soil & Site Requirements: Tolerates nearly all soil conditions as long as area is well drained.
Once your plant arrives, its best practice to water it right away. Your plant may or may not experience leaf drop, show signs of stress or be in a dormant phase. Regardless, it just traveled a great journey to get to its new home, so give it some time to accumlate! If planting in the ground, check your weather forecast to ensure frost or freezing tempreatures have passed for the year. Potting up into a larger pot can be done at any time.
Check the site and water requirements listed for each plant to have a good understanding of what your plant needs. Each garden is different, so don't be afraid to make a good decision based on your specific location.
To maximize yield and ensure a healthy life of your fruit tree, mulch around the drip line, topdress with compost, vermicpompost & organic matter regularly, use organic fertilizer high in nitrogen 2-3 times per year, garden with companion plants of cover crops, flowering plants and herbs! These straetgies are useful in container gardening as well.
We are currently unable to ship Live Plants to CA, AZ, HI, AL or internationally. Please view our Ginger & Turmeric Rhizomes for shipping to excluded states and internationally.