Pick N Eat – Loquat

This popular evergreen fruit tree has beautiful downy foliage, fragrant flowers, delicious fruit and is easy to grow.

NAME Loquat
BOTANICAL NAME Eriobotrya japonica
KEY FEATURES Flowers appear in the autumn or early winter, and the fruits are ripe in late winter or early spring.
The golden-yellow fruit has a pear-like flavour with a touch of apricot and pineapple.
It is delicious eaten raw, stewed, preserved, dried and the roasted seeds can be used as a coffee substitute.
GROWING CONDITIONS Prefers full sun.
PLANT CARE Prune after fruiting to promote new growth.
Full Sun Winter Flowering fruit prune
Full sun Flowering Fruit Prune