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Big Jim Loquat Tree Large 5 Gallon Size

Big Jim Loquat Tree Large 5 Gallon Size

Regular price $119.00 USD
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This listing is for one Big Jim Tree that is about three to four feet tall and growing in a 5 gallon container. The tree will be shipped bare root without the container.

Big Jim Loquat Tree

Self-fruiting and resilient, the Big Jim Loquat Tree (Eriobotrya japonica 'Big Jim') is an amazing fruit, and lucky you - the Big Jim is the best of the best! It’s one of the tastiest and fleshiest Loquat varieties you will find!

Who's Big Jim? Jim Neitzel was a visionary fruit grower and a founding board member of the California Rare Fruit Growers Organization. There's a reason he named this variety after himself - it's astounding! As a proponent of people growing their own fruits and veggies, Jim Neitzel developed many great sub-tropical varieties for backyard gardens!

Its fruit grows up to 2.5 inches in clusters of up to twelve, plenty for you and your neighbors! These yellow-orange fruits taste like citrus-flavored Apricots, are easy to peel with a deep yellow flesh and few brown seeds.

Transforming your garden or backyard into a tropical retreat has never been easier thanks to the Loquat. Plant them by themselves or intermingle this Asian beauty with a few palm trees and you can create a tropical paradise right at home.

Perfect Size for a Multitude of Planting Possibilities

Loquats will grow to about 10 feet high, making them a good size for a diversity of planting options. The shiny, thick leaves with saw tooth edges and delicate white flowers combine for a tropical look and fresh scent that will help you escape from the day's stress.

Delicious Fruit with a Flavor all its own

The visual appeal and subtle fragrance aren't the only tropical features of the Loquat. Its juicy orange flesh has a delicious tropical flavor-like a sweet, tangy plum and a kumquat all in one.

Loquat Means Low Maintenance

Capable of tolerating winds, drought and a wide spectrum of soil types, Loquats thrive in full sun and do well in partial shade. Well draining soil and plenty of water are about all your Loquat will require. Be aware that if you are in growing zone 7, the fruit will drop off the tree once the temperature dips to 25F. You can easily prevent this keeping your Loquat in a container and moving it inside before temperatures dip below freezing. This will ensure you get a healthy harvest of delicious Loquats.
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