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Reliable loquat for zone 8
« on: July 01, 2019, 06:02:18 AM »
Hi,
found the perfect Loquat for temperate climate. Seems to belong to the Japanese type of varieties with whitish soft tasty flesh. Was brought from Brazil as a fruit and has been growing and fruiting regularly in Heidelberg/Germany (USDA zone 8a, now rather 8b) for almost 10 years
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqMsqexWF_U

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Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 07:28:40 AM »
That is awesome! I'd love to get some of those seeds if it's   possible. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 08:27:43 AM »
As long as you live at the EU i can try and get you some seeds.

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Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 04:45:27 PM »
Looks good, with thinning the fruit may achieve larger size.

Likely descended from Mizuho, a commercial variety in Japan that is a similar color/shape, but yours is lighter in flesh color, and has a better flesh/seed ratio.

Many Japanese left to Brazil, so it makes sense the variety would have made the journey.

Seems like an excellent variety.

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Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 08:30:25 AM »
P.m. sent.

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Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 04:12:26 AM »
Seeds arrived.Thx Sdravko! Will take good care of them,i think they need cold stratification.

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Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 09:27:33 AM »
They don't need stratification. Just plant them and keep them from drying out. I've probably started a hundred loquats that way.

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Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 01:45:34 PM »
How do the flowers/fruitlets survive the cold? Does it bloom later or are they just more hardy? I saw some loquats in Lyon last week and i was thinking maybe they bloomed later.
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Re: Reliable loquat for zone 8
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 04:58:32 PM »
They don't need stratification. Just plant them and keep them from drying out. I've probably started a hundred loquats that way.

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Thx for advice.

 

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