Loquat Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Grand Terrace, CA
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Question by bowlnut
February 7, 1998
I transplanted a loquat tree from a local garden. Will this tree need assistance to bear fruit (ie; hand pollinating or another tree)? It's putting out new growth but it apears to be just leaves again. Do I just need to be paitent or what?

Answer from NGA
February 7, 1998
Usually loquats are grafted onto another rootstock (some are better cultivars than others). Since we don't know the parentage of your tree, you'll just have to exercise some patience until it matures. Loquats are native to China and are grown here mostly as an ornamental. If you have a named variety, the fruits will grow about 3-inches long. Eventually your tree will reach 20-25 feet in height. It is self-fruitful so you don't need a pollinator.

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