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Loquats come from Japan and China.

Another name for the loquat is the Japanese medlar.

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Latin Name: Eriobotrya japonica

Other Names: Japanese plum, Japanese medlar

Type: Tree

Native to: China and Japan

Fruit: The 1-2" yellow/orange fruits grow in clusters. The skin can be either smooth or fuzzy. The flesh inside is either white, yellow or orange.

Size: The loquat tree grows 20-30' tall.

Hardiness: Zone 7-11

Propagation: Grafting, seeds

Uses: Loquats can be eaten fresh or used in desserts. If they are picked just before ripening, they will have enough pectin to make jelly.
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