This is a tree that seems to have some real potential in the edible landscape. The tree has a large dark green leaves the look both evergreen and tropical at the same time (to me). It is perfect for something next to the house. It stays fairly small. The tallest one I have seen is about 15-20ft. It flowers in the fall with many small dark cream colored and faintly scented flowers that seem to draw bees from all around. But there is one main problem....it fruits in winter!
Unless you live in zone 9+, you can forget about fruit.
I have been told time and again, that the fruits are vary tasty...like sweet apricot. The tree on the other hand will do fine in colder regions. The leaves may get burn by hard frosts and fall, but in spring, a full flush will come back out.
I am on a search for a early flowering and ripening Loquat.
I have one called "Christmas" named so because it is said to ripen then, but I want to see what other option there are.
Can anyone shed more light on this isesue?