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Piera Loquat
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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2024, 10:06:42 AM »
Now we just need to wait for it to show up stateside...

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2024, 02:31:51 PM »
This sounds awesome. Anyone in the States has scions?

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2024, 02:44:10 PM »
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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2024, 05:49:27 PM »
what is special about the Piera loquat?

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2024, 07:30:28 PM »
what is special about the Piera loquat?

It flowers all year round, regardless of the season.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2024, 12:30:38 PM »
What all would be the process to get it into the States? I know with citrus it's really hard, but for loquat would it be more doable?

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2024, 12:59:14 PM »
I really want to hear about someone that has grown this variety.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2024, 01:09:40 PM »
I'm sure someone with deep enough pockets could do it.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2024, 01:40:09 PM »
I'm sure someone with deep enough pockets could do it.

Hypothetically, what ways could one go about importing this? I might be willing to bankroll it.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2024, 01:47:32 PM »
I'm sure someone with deep enough pockets could do it.

Hypothetically, what ways could one go about importing this? I might be willing to bankroll it.

For starters, perhaps getting a ticket to Spain or Sicily. I'm not sure how else to go about it without having a connection there.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2024, 01:55:21 PM »
I mean, there are plenty of people on this and similar forums who are in the EU, so I don't see why flying over there is necessary.

But finding budwood, getting phytosanitary certificates and whatever else the USDA wants, having someone do the shipping, that's the tricky part.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2024, 02:27:04 PM »
I mean, there are plenty of people on this and similar forums who are in the EU, so I don't see why flying over there is necessary.

But finding budwood, getting phytosanitary certificates and whatever else the USDA wants, having someone do the shipping, that's the tricky part.

Ah, good point. Total novice here - I have no idea what the procedures are, but if someone knows how to get some seeds or cuttings legitimately, I think everyone here would love to hear it.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2024, 02:37:59 PM »
Ok, a brief look over the APHIS database shows loquat on the NAPPRA list.

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Basically, it's illegal to import, period. To import it legally, you'd need to apply to the USDA to get it delisted, and if they accept and delisted it, you'd then need to start the import permit process. But without a market access request, you won't get it delisted, and even so, the USDA will need to develope a pest risk analysis. Only when that PRA is complete and only if the results are satisfactory will the USDA delist the species and allow you to proceed with the import application, pest quarantine, etc.

That's my layman understanding anyway, I'm no lawyer though.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2024, 02:41:04 PM »
Looks like the exceptions are for seed and imports from Canada. So loquat seed and loquat scion wood from Canada can be imported via the normal import permit and inspection system.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2024, 02:47:39 PM »
Ah, loquat is a host of citrus longhorn beetle, which isn't currently present in North America. Hence the import ban excepting Canada and seeds.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2024, 02:50:54 PM »
Rats! I guess we can pretty much put this one to rest.

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Re: Piera Loquat
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2024, 07:58:25 PM »
I like loquats and live in Canada. I’m usually a “by the book” kinda guy. I don’t want to be responsible for the next eab or Dutch elm disease. Does any body have a good contact?

 

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