Loquat - Knowledgebase Question

Frisco, Te
Question by Z1nowar
February 28, 2011
Hi, will a loquat bear fruit here? One of my friends that is about 10 miles south of me has one, and bears fruit, but will mine also bear fruit?


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Answer from NGA
February 28, 2011

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There's no guarantee a loquat will bear fruit for you. According to Aggie horticulture stations, "The mature loquat tree can withstand temperatures of 10 degrees without serious injury, but both flowers and fruit are killed at temperatures below about 27. Unfortunately, loquat blooms in late fall to early winter and must mature its fruit during the winter months. Thus, fruiting rarely occurs except in south Texas or following mild winters in south central or southeast Texas."

If you have room in your garden and want to try growing a loquat, I'd give it a try. You never know....

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