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Sprouting Loquat Seeds

Posted by Amanogawa SoCalifornia (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 26, 05 at 22:31

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


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RE: Sprouting Loquat Seeds

Here what the LSU Ag guys say.

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

RE: Sprouting Loquat Seeds


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.

RE: Sprouting Loquat Seeds

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.


RE: Sprouting Loquat Seeds

  • Posted by macd London UK (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 9, 06 at 6:46

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.

RE: Sprouting Loquat Seeds

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.

RE: Sprouting Loquat Seeds

How long does it take before germinating? I want to grow more off of the one I have.

RE: Sprouting Loquat Seeds

Our single tree drops its fruit and seedlings sprout naturally. We just ate a delicious loquat pie topped with whipped cream.

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