Eriobotrya japonica

Flowers in late Winter, bearing 1 to 2″ sweet-fleshed orange fruit with thin, tangy skin in early Spring. Used fresh in fruit salads or cooked down into a delicious syrup that is traditionally used as a cough syrup in China. The loquats we grow are propagated from various unknown large-fruited varieties in the OAEC Mother Garden.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: 20 to 30' evergreen tree!

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Average, well-draining soil

Origin: East Asia