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tiggrx

Eriobotrya japonica

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2015
  • Like Count 18
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tiggrx

Amazingly I think a few loquats may ripen. All the other branches are still flowering #gyo

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junebensted

These look more like quince to me . I don't know Loquat ! Is it the same as quince? I have a quince tree , fruit is a bit more bobbly(good word) looking than this picture, but leaves look the same ! Help #tggrx.

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fuschia

Never heard of it. They look like mini apples to me 😂

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tiggrx

@junebensted no it's different from quince. The leaves are much bigger and rougher and the fruit smaller than on a quince. Also the flowers are very different. Loquats rarely fruit in the UK as they flower in Autumn and ripen their fruits over winter. They are more common in Mediterranean climates.

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tiggrx

Wikipedia has more info on loquats https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loquat

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junebensted

I think I saw some trees in france last week with these fruit on them . More rounded though looked like apples from a distance . We didn't know what they were. We thought they were persimmon or something similar but I think now they may have been Loquats ! Thank you #tggrx

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junebensted

Another question #tggrx ! Are loquats the same as medlars ?

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tiggrx

@junebensted no, though they are sometimes called Japanese Medlars which has led to confusion between the two.

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