loquats -The succulent, tangy flesh is white, yellow or orange and sweet to subacid or acid, depending on the cultivar. Each fruit contains five ovules, of which one to five mature into large brown seeds. The skin, though thin, can be peeled off manually if the fruit is ripe. The fruits are the sweetest when soft and orange. The flavor is a mix of peach, citrus and mild mango.
Loquat tree (Eriobotrya japonica) Grows to about 20 ft tall. Large shiny leaves 10" long, deliciously scented furry-looking white flowers & small edible yellow fruit. Full sun, water regularly when young, needs good drainage. Zones 8-10. If you're growing tree for its tasty fruit, start with grafted variety from nursery. Excellent, showy, beneficial tree.
Fruitless Loquat Tree: Getting A Loquat Tree To Bloom And Fruit - As with any fruiting tree, there may be a year of a fruitless loquat tree. Often this coincides with a loquat tree that won’t flower. No loquat blossoms equals no fruit. Why is the loquat not blooming and are there any tricks to help? Find out in this article.