Return to the Tropical Fruits Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Containerized Loquat

Posted by iammarcus (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 12, 10 at 2:46

I am thinking of buying a Loquat, has anyone been successful growing it as a container plant (20 gal. container). Will it fruit?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Containerized Loquat

i have seen them fruiting in nursery containers smaller, they have a pretty shallow root system as well.

container loquats are definitely doable with well draining soil and eventual root pruning.

RE: Containerized Loquat

  • Posted by jun_ 8a-9b (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 12, 10 at 13:41

I rarely see loquats in containers here because they are very cold tolerant. I have a couple seed grown loquats that are big trees now and we have gotten temps down to 18 F. I've never seen a loquat die from frost.

RE: Containerized Loquat

Thanks for the encouragement, hopefully my Loquat will be shipped by the end of this next week!

RE: Containerized Loquat

I have read that both figs and loquats will produce very well in pots. Supposedly they enjoy the root constriction and bloom more because of it. Granted you will not get as many fruit from a potted plant compared to a monster tree in the ground.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Tropical Fruits Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here