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Peluche loquat
« on: March 17, 2013, 05:41:22 PM »
A friend in Tenerife is growing this loquat. I have no information about it, I don't know the origin (I guess spanish mainland), I even didn't get to try them since I ripe fruit was avaible. All I can say is that this cultivar produces the biggest loquat I've seen in my life!

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 06:15:32 PM »
I have a cultivar named Faluchi, that I think is a corruption of the name Peluche....

Now I'm even more excited about this cultivar!

thanks for sharing!!!
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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 11:36:59 PM »
peluche has high brix, heavy crops, and huge fruits, with a good pulp/seed ratio...
theyre susceptible to russeting though.

are u growing this one Felipe? 
 
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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 01:39:16 AM »
Indeed nice big fruits. Where they thinned to attain that size? Looks like they aren't growing in clusters like most loquats do naturally.
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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 03:59:24 AM »
@Adao: No, I'm not growing it. I already have a few trees from other cultivars and Im not interested in more loquats...

@Oscar: No, they were not thinned.

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 06:00:09 PM »
There is a variety grown here called big Jim that gets really large even without thinning and they get enormous when you do thin them. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 12:01:53 AM »
Has anyone grown the Big Jim variety in Florida? 

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 12:15:05 AM »
Big Jim is an orange loquat. This Peluche looks like it might be a while one. Generally speaking the orange ones a low acid and white ones can be very tart or have very nice balance.

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2015, 02:35:36 PM »
the Peluche tree I planted in the ground is finally holding fruits.

will post pics if they mature...still a few months away it seems.
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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 06:31:07 PM »
Hey Felipe,

If you are looking for a large fruited Loquat variety See reply #10 for pictures of my Big Jim Loquat fruit. The fruit are larger than a jumbo chicken egg and the flavor is sweet. http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=6538.0

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2015, 08:49:22 PM »
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WOW
Would you sell me a couple scions from your Big Jim in the spring? I have 2 seedlings growing and wasn't sure why I planted them last summer. What an impressive loquat!
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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2016, 10:09:56 PM »
I've been picking some of the Peluche fruits a bit early...they have been splitting, I'm assuming because of the heavy rains we've been having...I'm sure the wet soil (poor drainage) here doesn't help either.  I'm surprised the tree hasn't declined yet...(a few of the other loquats I planted started to decline, I believe because my soil drains too slow).

the fruits are quite large, and are actually decent tasting, even though I've been picking them early.  I'm also surprised by the small seeds, and low seed count...maybe one or two seeds per fruit maximum.

I think this variety may be better suited for drier climates, like AZ, CA, and TX, but I'm amazed to see it making decent fruits here in hot humid central FL...(in a piss poor planting location too)

I'm definitely thrilled to have this one though...I thought it wouldn't fruit at all here...it took about 3yrs to flower, and I got it as a 6ft tall grafted tree!







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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2016, 03:40:03 PM »
Hey Felipe,

If you are looking for a large fruited Loquat variety See reply #10 for pictures of my Big Jim Loquat fruit. The fruit are larger than a jumbo chicken egg and the flavor is sweet. http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=6538.0

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WOW!! those are huge!  :o

To be honest I'm not very interested in loquat. The reason is that I lost the battle against fruit fly. Even using fly-traps, in my area the flies destroy the fruit. However in higher and cooler areas of the island fruit fly is not a problem for loquat...

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2016, 04:54:17 PM »
Here the problems are frost and wet climate....anyway in not too cold and wet winter we have production.

When does it flower in tropical climate?

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2016, 05:15:02 PM »
Here the problems are frost and wet climate....anyway in not too cold and wet winter we have production.

When does it flower in tropical climate?

I was surprised because, the peluche tree has been exposed to temps of 30-32F at least 3-4 times this year, as fruit was developing....

some of my other trees, (Avri, and Puppelo) had fruits, but they got ruined by the frost.
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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2016, 06:53:17 PM »
Wait...

My tree in Atlanta will produce in June if winter doesn't get to about 18 degrees F.  Isn't that normal?  Or are we talking about nearly ripe fruit?

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2016, 09:52:11 PM »
Here the problems are frost and wet climate....anyway in not too cold and wet winter we have production.

When does it flower in tropical climate?

I was surprised because, the peluche tree has been exposed to temps of 30-32F at least 3-4 times this year, as fruit was developing....

some of my other trees, (Avri, and Puppelo) had fruits, but they got ruined by the frost.

I was under the impression that loquats are quite cold tolerant, like at least all of Florida. I don't have much experience growing them. I am just getting my first fruit set of "Champagne" which I hear is fantastic.
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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2016, 09:53:38 PM »
Wait...

My tree in Atlanta will produce in June if winter doesn't get to about 18 degrees F.  Isn't that normal?  Or are we talking about nearly ripe fruit?

Loquats in June sounds super late to me but I am no expert. Is it a seedling or grafted tree? Take pictures this year. You could have something special.
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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2016, 01:51:04 PM »
I wouldn't know--this was a tree picked up at Pike years ago.  If it's a seedling, it's not far from a eating variety, since the ripe fruit is very pleasant acid-sweet (and I pick these a bit early to beat the animals).  I've been assuming that it was a seedling of Champagne.  Generally ripens in at Atlanta around the end of May through early June.  More like June.  I don't think, though, that you have to go very far south to find regularly producing loquats.  My main problem is the low fruit set, aside from the fact that most winters kill the fruit.  The last warm winter, a late frost got 'em, I think.  I really need a pollenator, but can't plant another tree.

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Re: Peluche loquat
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2016, 01:00:30 PM »
How does the Peluche compare in taste, growth and fruit set compared to Avri?

 

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