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raczar
Aug 21, 2016 4:28 AM CST
I just want to know what tree is this, its seed came from taiwan.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 21, 2016 4:49 AM CST
Welcome! raczar.
It looks like it could be a Loquat but there isn't enough information to be sure.
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porkpal
Aug 21, 2016 6:55 AM CST
I agree, it looks like a Loquat to me too.
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 21, 2016 8:11 AM CST
I agree Probably loquat. But if you could take a better picture, close-up of the flowers that would help a lot. Or wait a few weeks and show us the fruit?
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porkpal
Aug 21, 2016 8:17 AM CST
What did the seed look like?
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DaisyI
Aug 21, 2016 9:36 AM CST
Biwa fruit (Loquat). Smiling
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plantladylin
Aug 21, 2016 4:04 PM CST
Hi raczar, Welcome!
I agree, the lovely tree in question is a Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica). In our former neighborhood, our backyard neighbor planted them all along the perimeter of the property between our yard and hers. They were so beautiful when in bloom in spring but they did pop up everywhere in the flower beds and in the lawn. Gray Catbirds and Squirrels love the fruit. I worked with a lady years ago who used to make jam from them but what a tedious job that must be since the fruits are small and mostly the large pit in the center. I think I came across a couple of seedlings in our new backyard last week but haven't had a chance to thoroughly investigate yet. If they are loquat I will dig them up and put them in a container for my sister and brother in law who'd like to have one.
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porkpal
Aug 21, 2016 4:15 PM CST
I find the fruit quite delicious!
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 21, 2016 4:20 PM CST
Another vote for Loquat. They get to about 15 feet and spread about as wide. Very winter hardy in Texas anyway. Yummy fruit!
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porkpal
Aug 21, 2016 4:27 PM CST
I have one that is about 15 - 20 years old and is over 25' tall - great tree!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 22, 2016 6:50 AM CST
They get quite large here in Florida too and the fruit is good, just small.
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porkpal
Aug 22, 2016 6:53 AM CST
Perhaps yours are a different variety than ours. The fruit on our tree are about half the size of a plumb and contain several seeds.
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plantladylin
Aug 22, 2016 7:15 AM CST
porkpal said:Perhaps yours are a different variety than ours. The fruit on our tree are about half the size of a plumb and contain several seeds.

hmm ... I wonder if it is a different type? It's been 5 years since I've seen the fruit of those trees at our old house but I remember the pulpy fruit surrounding a single large, hard nut. It's visible in the fruit just to the left of the birds bill in this photo, the brownish looking nut inside where the bird has eaten the pulp away:


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porkpal
Aug 22, 2016 8:04 AM CST
That does look different. Ours' fruit is also more oval than round.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 22, 2016 8:24 AM CST
There are different species of this tree.
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plantladylin
Aug 22, 2016 8:25 AM CST
I guess the seeds can have differing looks: https://www.google.com/search?q=Eriobotrya+japonica+seed&biw...
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plantladylin
Aug 22, 2016 8:29 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said:There are different species of this tree.

Yes, quite a few listed in our database http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Eriobotrya&button... but the only one I'm familiar with is E. japonica; that's the only one I've ever seen growing here on the Fla. east coast.

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porkpal
Aug 22, 2016 9:02 AM CST
I'm afraid I don't know which we have, and the database is not complete enough to be very helpful.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 22, 2016 9:45 AM CST
I'm never sure how accurate these maps are but this one shows E. japonica in California, Florida and parts of Texas http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=erja3
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allanadamson
Sep 27, 2016 10:23 PM CST
FLOWERING HABIT IN YOUR PIC WOULD SUGGEST LOQUAT NUMBER OF SEEDS IN MINE VARY 1/2& SOMETIMES 3 SHINY & BROWN

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