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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: will2358 on October 20, 2019, 05:39:52 PM

Title: Loquat from seed
Post by: will2358 on October 20, 2019, 05:39:52 PM
I have loquats growing from seed. How long from seed to fruit for loquats?
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: giorgosgr on October 21, 2019, 12:15:10 AM
For me it was about 6 years, BUT 2/4 trees have never fruited and have grown too big... so i am thinking they never will fruit.
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: Bartacomus on October 22, 2019, 11:25:48 AM
how well do loquat take graft?  i have a handle full of seedlings too.. would love to graft some scion
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: gnappi on October 23, 2019, 06:44:50 AM
My loquat seedling took about 3 years to give me a just a few fruits, after 6 (this year) it exploded.
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: will2358 on November 02, 2019, 07:39:08 PM
Do I need to bring my Loquat seedlings inside for the winter? I know they will survive outside when larger but as 3" seedlings do I need to bring them inside?
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: SeaWalnut on November 02, 2019, 08:38:35 PM
I moved mine inside the greenhouse for the winter.
(https://i.postimg.cc/w3YKcBc5/IMG-20191030-WA0009.jpg)
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: Fruit Monster on November 03, 2019, 05:00:21 AM
I moved mine inside the greenhouse for the winter.
(https://i.postimg.cc/w3YKcBc5/IMG-20191030-WA0009.jpg)
Hi Seawalnut.  What are the most tropical plants you're growing in Romania? That is really zone pushing at 45 degrees north!
Do you do a mix of outdoor growing and greenhouse growing?
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: SeaWalnut on November 03, 2019, 10:50:12 AM
I moved mine inside the greenhouse for the winter.
(https://i.postimg.cc/w3YKcBc5/IMG-20191030-WA0009.jpg)
Hi Seawalnut.  What are the most tropical plants you're growing in Romania? That is really zone pushing at 45 degrees north!
Do you do a mix of outdoor growing and greenhouse growing?
Tropicals im keeping them in the greenhouse,guavas,somme unknown specie of inga and achacha from Costa Rica,gumuchil,sugar apples,cherimoya.
Outdoor i grow kaki,paw paws ( asimina triloba) ,american persimmons,red love apples pink, fleshed pears,wild almonds,somme walnuts that make giant nuts,cherryes ,plums,apricots,peaches ,figs ,kiwi-small cold hardy ones,paulownia-for wood,fejoa,ugni,strawberry guava and manny otthers.
Right now im still building the greenhouse heating system,its the first winter so i have small plants at the moment.
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: Fruit Monster on November 04, 2019, 06:20:22 AM
I moved mine inside the greenhouse for the winter.
(https://i.postimg.cc/w3YKcBc5/IMG-20191030-WA0009.jpg)
Hi Seawalnut.  What are the most tropical plants you're growing in Romania? That is really zone pushing at 45 degrees north!
Do you do a mix of outdoor growing and greenhouse growing?
Tropicals im keeping them in the greenhouse,guavas,somme unknown specie of inga and achacha from Costa Rica,gumuchil,sugar apples,cherimoya.
Outdoor i grow kaki,paw paws ( asimina triloba) ,american persimmons,red love apples pink, fleshed pears,wild almonds,somme walnuts that make giant nuts,cherryes ,plums,apricots,peaches ,figs ,kiwi-small cold hardy ones,paulownia-for wood,fejoa,ugni,strawberry guava and manny otthers.
Right now im still building the greenhouse heating system,its the first winter so i have small plants at the moment.


A great collection of fruits. As much as I love tropicals it's really difficult to go past a high quality Cherry or Apricot Asimina Triloba is a great choice for cool climates as it offers a tropical fruit experience in a cold climate.
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: giorgosgr on November 12, 2019, 11:20:12 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/5XRnTd64/20191112-155357.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5XRnTd64)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ftX2Y2Ww/20191112-155424.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ftX2Y2Ww)

  This is how big one of my loquats had to get until it produced its first flower cluster just now. Its about 7 years old.
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: will2358 on November 15, 2019, 04:13:36 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/5XRnTd64/20191112-155357.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5XRnTd64)

(https://i.postimg.cc/ftX2Y2Ww/20191112-155424.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ftX2Y2Ww)

  This is how big one of my loquats had to get until it produced its first flower cluster just now. Its about 7 years old.
I sure hope I don't have to wait 7 years for it to bloom.
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: sc4001992 on December 04, 2019, 01:13:28 PM
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Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: will2358 on December 06, 2019, 10:56:50 AM
If you graft loquats to a seedling, you will get fruits in 1-2yrs. I have flowers now on my grafted budwoods from early 2019. Since its a nice big scion wood (3/4"diameter) grafted on a large seedling plant, I will let it go to fruit so I can taste it in spring time. I have many loquat trees and the fruits are very tasty.

Cindy, let me know when you get the grafting down and I will send you some different varieties of loquats (orange flesh & white flesh).

Kaz
Thanks, I will. I just grafted one of my inside citrus plants. Keep your fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: gnappi on January 07, 2020, 03:10:55 PM
My loquat seedling took about 3 years to give me a just a few fruits, after 6 (this year) it exploded.

Update... the "explosion" of blooms resulted in only a few fruits taking despite my twice daily playing honey bee with a fluffy makeup brush swishing in the flowers to pollinate them. Unfortunate. I'll give it a few more seasons to fruit (it will be 9 years old by then) if not it gets the chop.
 
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: Oolie on January 10, 2020, 06:30:27 AM
My loquat seedling took about 3 years to give me a just a few fruits, after 6 (this year) it exploded.

Update... the "explosion" of blooms resulted in only a few fruits taking despite my twice daily playing honey bee with a fluffy makeup brush swishing in the flowers to pollinate them. Unfortunate. I'll give it a few more seasons to fruit (it will be 9 years old by then) if not it gets the chop.

I should have budwood of good varieties by then.
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: scottsurf on January 10, 2020, 02:13:18 PM
have 1 loquat tree grown from seed by the time it fruited i had to use a ladder to get the fruit lol (about 6-7 years) they are alot more vigorous than the grafted ones
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: zephian on March 11, 2020, 08:25:20 AM
I bought a champagne loquat a couple months back and it's 2 ft tall. Already holding what appears to be a dozen fruit. This variety any good? Loquats are very popular as landscape trees in my area but I don't know anyone with this variety
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: Giannhs on March 11, 2020, 10:12:04 AM
Do I need to bring my Loquat seedlings inside for the winter? I know they will survive outside when larger but as 3" seedlings do I need to bring them inside?
for zone 8, even the seedlings may survive the winter, but it is gambling. Better keep them inside the first winter, or at least give them some shelter from wind, frost and snow. Btw, loquat cannot take too much pruning. I apologize to my little tree, it is now standing dry as a support for climbers, after i pruned it too much because its fruit was too small and all seeds. Still sorry, the loquat is a beloved tree, it speaks to you with hundreds of flowers smelling like cinnamon even from the beginning of December in north hemisphere.
Title: Re: Loquat from seed
Post by: sc4001992 on March 11, 2020, 03:04:00 PM
Cindy,
Here's some seedling loquats I planted, one planted 6 yrs ago, has excellent tasting fruits.
The second seedlings(4 in pots) are 4 yrs old and it has very good tasting fruits.

(https://i.postimg.cc/QFPGxhLP/Seedling1-6yr-pic1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/QFPGxhLP)

(https://i.postimg.cc/sBhFMqs2/Seedling1-6yr-pic2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sBhFMqs2)

(https://i.postimg.cc/JDN9qXyV/Seedling2-4yr-pic1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/JDN9qXyV)

(https://i.postimg.cc/zbZsK7GF/Seedling2-4yr-pic2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zbZsK7GF)