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Lol, interested in this as well now. Especially since the Nashi you can buy here are crunchy and look like pale apples.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Asimina parviflora
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:08:35 PM »
You might wanna check out this thread:

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: Moving to a warmer country?
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:06:32 PM »
I agree with Triloba Tracker, you should really check out Pawpaws, which supposedly taste like Cantaloupe when the fruit isn't fully ripe and start to taste like Mango when the fruit gets mushy. They're related to Cherimoya and Soursop, and the only member of this family that is hardy down to -25C. I only planted mine a few weeks ago here in Austria, so I can't yet comment on the taste :D

I'm sure a nursery in your area offers some grafted Pawpaw trees. I recommend the variety Prima, as it is self-fertile.

I've already been to Madeira, it was very nice there.

Temperate Fruit Discussion / Re: What citrus is this?
« on: April 17, 2018, 05:49:04 PM »
Shouldn't this be in the tropical section? There are probably more people who might know it too.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Are Loquats in Zone 7a possible?
« on: April 15, 2018, 04:14:28 PM »
Very interesting indeed, thanks for the link. I will keep it in mind when I plant mine outside.

I've actually spoken with someone today that claims they have a fruit-bearing Loquat tree that is planted outside here, but I'll have to get back to them and ask for the details.

But even if I can't get any fruit from my tree, it could still be a nice ornamental in our garden. As for why I am interested in the fruit, it's because it's unusual and I have five trees that I've taken care of for so long ;D

A pawpaw maybe?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Are Loquats in Zone 7a possible?
« on: April 14, 2018, 05:53:32 PM »

I am located in zone 7a and I have five five year old loquat seedling trees that I have kept in containers up until now. I was thinking of planting one of the trees outside in the garden as an experiment, next to a south-facing wall. While I am certain that the tree will survive in general (maybe with regular frost damage), I was curious if fruit production was possible.

From what I've gathered online, loquats normally flower in late fall or early winter and bear fruit in spring and early summer in mediterranean climate. In colder climate, they flower in late winter and bear fruit in the summer. I was thinking about grafting a very late blooming variety on my tree, the idea being that it starts blooming in early spring (so that the flower buds aren't killed in the winter) and bears fruit in late summer.

Any opinions? Could this work, or is it nonsense?

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