Loquat Trees

Loquat Never Bears Fruit


Ferdi added on March 7, 2014 | Answered

I have a loquat that is 20 years old and never bears fruit. What can the problem be? It flowers, but when the fruit seems to bloom, it disapears.


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 12, 2014

It may be a pollination issue. Particularly with loquats. They can self pollinate, but do not do it well. If you add to that a lack of pollinators, the tree will not produce. I would recommend trying to hand pollinate some of the flowers with a small paintbrush the next time it flowers. If all the flowers produce, it is a general pollination issue and you will either need to hand pollinate the tree or make adjustments to attract pollinators. If only some of the flowers fruit, it is a cross pollination issue and you may want to consider planting a second tree.

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