Loquat Golden Nugget
Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.
The Gold Nugget loquat tree produces clusters of small (1-2 inches) in size, round to oval pear shape yellow-orange fruit with about 3 smooth seeds in the center. The skin is smooth and sometimes has a red blush on top of the orangish yellow color. The flesh is sweet and juicy, somewhat like an apricot. A self-fertile tree that produces lots of fruits in the Summer months of late April to June. Gold Nugget is the most popular loquat in Los Angeles and Southern California.
Light Needs: Moderate sun.
Watering Needs: Needs regular watering – weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size: Grows 10-20 ft. in height and 10-15 ft. in width.
Harvest: Winter- Early Spring.
Fruit: Golden Loquat.