The largest fruit size of any production Loquat. Most of time each fruit has 2 to 4 smooth brown seeds; the more seeds, the bigger the fruit. Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2019, Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2011. They can be grown smaller. ‘Champagne’ has excellent fruit quality for zone 9 and is typically grown commercially. Large clusters of attractive fruit stand out against the dark green, tropical-looking foliage and add to the trees visual appeal. Upright and vigorous tree is very productive of mid season ripening fruit. Young trees overbear so be careful to thin out fruit on small caliper branches. Sign in or Create an Account. To improve growth, cover the soil near tree with compost and place mulch over the compost. I was very impressed with the packaging and shipping. “Big Jim” was originally propagated by a gentleman from San Diego, Jim Neitzel. Full or part sun, so excellent on sunny deck or patio for tropical effect. Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2017. Came in excellent condition, and seems to be growing well. Plants should grow with good even full bold foliage. All recommendations are for South Carolina conditions and may not apply to other areas. Please try your search again later. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Shipped as a potted five gallon tree in its original soil and container. ‘Champagne’ is self-fertile. The early Big Jim’s can be bland, especially in rainy years but the late Big Jim’s are fantastic with excellent sugar … Search. Loquats come in many varieties with fruit varying in size, color, and flavor. Free 1-year guarantee on all plants. The humble loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is one of those trees you may remember if you had a Granny who lived in Northland: climbing the tree, gorging on yellow soft fruit and spitting the pips down onto your brother or sister. Bears in May. The fruit begins to ripen during spring to … Fruiting shrub or tree. Their packing is so great and so far the tree is growing up and very healthy. ... Big Jim Loquat Tree - 15 Gal - Big Trunk - Already Has Flowers/Fruits. Insecticides are not recommended during bloom out of concern for pollinators such as bees and flies. According to the University of Florida, “Loquat trees are very cold tolerant and may withstand temperatures down to 8 to 10 °F. Care should be taken to plant trees 25 to 30 feet from structures and power lines. Hardy to 12° F. Attractive tree is self fertile. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. COVID-19 Extension Updates and Resources ... More Information », Factsheet | HGIC 1361 | Published: Oct 27, 2016 | Print, Mature loquat tree located on the campus of Clemson University.Susan James, ©2016, Clemson Extension. Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2010. The fruit is eaten raw or processed into jellies, jams, preserves, and pies. Follow all directions, precautions and restrictions that are listed. This information is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement of brand names or registered trademarks by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service is implied, nor is any discrimination intended by the exclusion of products or manufacturers not named. Foam insert was in the bottom to keep pot in place. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Mature trees can be pruned to maintain trees at 6 to 12 feet tall. Very large, rounded, orange fruit with sweet and juicy orange flesh. Foam was placed on top of soil with a bag around the whole pot. An excellent mid-season loquat. Bearing Age: 3-5 years after planting Size at Maturity: 12-15 ft, up to 30 ft. with great age if left unpruned Very large, orange, tear drop shaped fruit has flavorful, juicy, orange flesh. hopefully stays that way and looking forward of fruiting maybe in couple of years. Please try again. Big Jim Loquat Live Plant With Good Root - Grafted Tree (You Will Receive 1 Live Plant - 3 Feet Tall - Ship in 3 Gal Pot) We do not ship to Northern California Address - Zip code 94***, 95***, 96*** The largest fruit size of any production Loquat.