Loquat belongs to rose family .The fruit is probably native to China

Tolerate our winter well but need protection from direct sun during hot summer months.Do better in mild weather.

The plants shown in the picyure are Big Jim and Early  Red .  Last year it gave few fruits .  It was Planted 2 years ago(2008) on south side of my house .

Grafted  variety produces fruits early.It is a  s mall/medium size, well-shaped evergreen  tree .The leaves are 12" long ,color is dark green  and whitish underneath. The fruit,s color is yellowish orange .
Plant Care
Provide afternoon shade in summer until the plants are established.
Avoid chemical fertilizer when plants are young.
Water deeply and regularly.
Use plenty of mulch around the tree