Loquats In Sunset Zone 4, Colder Puget Sound Areas - Knowledgebase Question

Name: RAE Whitten
Shelton, WA
Question by bobandrae
April 20, 2002
Is there a possibility of successfully growing Loquat in Sunset Zone 4 - Puget Sound, Colder areas. Temps to 5 degrees and short growing season. From old Californian


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Answer from NGA
April 20, 2002

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Loquats are native to China and Japan. They are popularly grown as ornamentals in the southeastern and western parts of the United States. In frost-free areas they are also grown for their delicious fruit.

Best grown in USDA Zones 7-10; fruit and flowers are destroyed by low temperatures (26-28 degrees F). The foilage will withstand temperatures to 15 degrees for short periods of time. Sounds as though your garden might be too cold to successfully grow loquat. Wish I had better news for you!

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