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Name: Loquat Tree

Quantity: 8 Bulk Seeds

The loquat, originally from China is a fruiting tree, often grown for ornamental purposes with large green leaves and small yellow or orange fruit. Loquat trees are generally drought tolerant and effectively grow in a wide range of climates thus contributing to their spread across the globe. 
With the potential to grow to around ten metres tall, large loquat trees can be quite spectacular and add a tropical touch to the garden.. 

The loquat tastes both sweet and sometimes acidic. Kids very like them.
Loquats are usually yellow or orange, teardrop shaped and around 4cm long.
Loquat trees can produce fruit at the age of between 2 – 8 years depending on the tree's health, cultivar and original propagation method (grafted plants fruit earlier).
As fragrant white flowers can be spotted on loquat trees as early as Autumn, fruit tends to be completely ripened around Spring. Ripe loquats tend to be orange in colour and are softer than unripened fruit.

How to Grow?
Step 1
Find a sunny spot free of obstructions or nearby trees. Loquat trees can grow up to 30 feet in height and have huge, round crowns, so they need space--at least 6 to 8 feet between trees. Break up the ground with pickaxe to a depth of about 1 foot, then mix in potting soil.

Step 2
Fill the pot with potting mix. Water thoroughly and allow the soil to dry to the point where it is slightly moist.

Step 3
Plant the one seed at a depth of about 2 inches. Do not let the seed dry out; if you do, you run the risk of killing the plant embryo inside the seed.

Step 4
Water often enough so that the soil remains moist at all times--generally around twice a week. Do not let the soil dry out, but don't over-saturate it with water, either.

Step 5
Transplant the young plant when it has grown to a height of about 6 inches. To transplant the seedling, dig a hole in the sunny, obstruction-free spot with your trowel, about 12 inches around and 12 inches deep. Pour potting soil into the hole and then, with your fist, create an impression on the top. Place the young plant with its root ball on this impression. Hold the plant steady with one hand, and pour in more potting soil with the other hand, just to the top of the plant's root ball. Pat down and smooth out the spot so that the area around the plant is slightly lower than the surrounding ground. This creates a dip where water can collect, ensuring a more thorough watering.

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