Sprouting Loquat Seeds

Amanogawa(SoCalifornia)June 26, 2005

just joined the gardenweb!

am looking to build up a nursery, and garden, of unhybridized

fruit trees. have some wonderful loquat trees in town, and

thought I would start by sprouting seeds from my favorite


any advice on how long to wait before planting them,

and other tips from the experienced fruit tree

experts here?

this week planted two mulberry trees, and two

fig trees. and have access to many fig trees I plan

to practice air-layering (propagation) on.

for all our sacred relations,

Millennium Twain


Here is a link that might be useful: Global Consciousness, Our Blue Star ...

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Here what the LSU Ag guys say.

Here is a link that might be useful: LSU Ag / Loquats

    Bookmark   July 7, 2005 at 2:03PM
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ashok_ncal(CA z9b)


I would agree with the information in the link BigEasyJock provides -- plant your loquat seeds immediately. If the seeds dry out, the plant embryos within will probably die.

Most of my loquat grafting attempts have been made with bud-shield grafts -- but I've gotten very low success rates using this method. Some suggest that it is better to employ whole-scion grafts (cleft or whip), using material from twig terminals -- and I think that I may try using this method more in the future. The one time I used it in the past, I got fairly good results.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2005 at 2:49AM
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paradisi(Sunshine Coast)

Hi - some Australian advice - eat the fruit and then push them into the soil where you want them to grow.

There's a wild loquat on a creek bed near my place - I picked the fruit and ate it (to the amazement of She Who Must Be Obeyed) and pushed one seed in the soil at the front of the house, one at the back fence and one on the side fence - I now have three seedlings coping quite well with the mess I have to call soil here.


    Bookmark   July 12, 2005 at 8:21AM
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My garden is full of Loquat trees, which I am using as underplanting to a deciduous hedge, which they will eventualy replace. I planted the seeds fresh from the fruit, directly into the ground, and they have grown relentlessly throughout the winter months. I have also grown them in pots, but had trouble transplanting them because of the large and brittle tap-root.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2006 at 6:46AM
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I have recently planted 49 seedlings, 42 fruits, and about 300 seeds. I have them all under the same conditions and will be monitoring them on a daily basis. This will be my first atempt for loquats, so hoefuly it will be a success. I will kep you posted on my progress. I can provide one good tip though. I have found that it is best to grow your specimens in the same environment that they will be planted in.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 1:29PM
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How long does it take before germinating? I want to grow more off of the one I have.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 11:31AM
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Our single tree drops its fruit and seedlings sprout naturally. We just ate a delicious loquat pie topped with whipped cream.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2011 at 8:40PM
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