Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. In Zones 7 and 8, be prepared to cover your tree with a frost blanket when extended periods of cold are predicted. Please do not use the name ‘Ellen Marker’ for loquat seedlings, even if they’re seedlings from this variety, because each seedling is its own new variety. In Yoakum they are a weed tree. Unfortunately, Ellen has a complex of serious vascular diseases which severely impact her life. Introducing loquat variety ‘Ellen Marker’, Cold Hardy Avocados: Guide to Cultivation and Varieties, Fruit and Spice Park: The all-you-can-eat tropical fruit botanical garden, Another potential nematode resistant fig rootstock: hybrid Ficus pumila x Ficus carica, Two extraordinarily mild winters in Florida: 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, Follow Florida Fruit Geek on, Flying Less: Reducing Academia's Carbon Footprint, Humming Dinosaurs and Nature's Other Small Wonders, Population and Environment in the Middle East. Yours would get included both on our non-trademarked cocktail tree collection derived of backyard grower creations, and then receive its own exclusive tree and planted in its respectable place and labeled with its unique backstory and origination on a outdoor placard for public viewing. ( Log Out /  Please try again. Hi, I'm Craig Hepworth. Change ). /fishtodish. She’s getting ready for another big surgery, which has many risks. The taste is really nice, a great balance of sweet and tart, with a rich fruity flavor not quite like any other loquat I’ve eaten. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Your question might be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who bought this product. I wanted to wait for this year’s fruiting before officially giving it a cultivar name, to make sure the fruits are consistently as big and tasty as its first crop. Maybe the squirrels plant them. Or if there’s another email address that’s best, you can use the contact page on this website to send it to me privately. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. I have most of them and make them available around the world. I have 3 baby tree varieties so far and haven’t tried the fruit yet. Whatever it is, the taste is quite addictive – I keep wanting to eat one of these after another. I’m not really a fan of loquats, but this looks like it could be different. Adam, is the “sales” email address you entered the best way to contact you? However, any content which I have attributed to someone else belongs to that person, and you will need to contact them directly to request permission to re-use their work. Have you tried fruits from improved, named-variety loquats? Unlike many other subtropical fruits, the Big Jim Loquat is cold hardy down to 12 degrees! So in honor of her tremendous enthusiasm for fruits, and for her being a generally great person who’s touched so many lives, I’m naming this cultivar as loquat variety ‘Ellen Marker’. You may re-use it without requesting specific permission, as long as you attribute it (“by Craig Hepworth” or “by Florida Fruit Geek”), and include a clickable link to this website ( There it thrives. Hopefully next year the tree will be big enough to distribute scions. Incorporating Dutch Cycling into an American life. We simply store it under moist conditions until fresh leaf buds emerge and then graft it immediately. They have a bit of the same peach-orange-apricot flavor of most loquats, but also a distinctive “spritely” taste. Then we tasted the loquats I’d brought from my seedling tree. If all goes well, there might be a small number of plants available in 2021. The taste is really nice, a great balance of sweet and tart, with a rich fruity flavor not quite like any other loquat I’ve eaten. Loquat, Japanese Plum - Yehuda variety. pic is from August. $4.99. How could I go about obtaining this very nice and cause-worthy scion? Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Thank you for posting and sharing the story behind the named variety!!! At checkout I made much of it. (I don’t use Facebook much). She’s been going through an especially rough time health-wise lately, and hasn’t been able to do much posting in while. It must have been great to walk around with Oliver and compare varieties! They’re much better than fruits from average landscape loquat trees. Adam Karsten Hot Selling!!! Any content on this website which is not attributed to someone else is by me, Craig Hepworth. A guide to Borneo's 150 species of wild fig trees, stranglers, lianas and shrubs, Two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city, Nutrition Expertise & Plant-Powered Recipes, The wonders of growing, eating and sharing fruit, Satellite images - sustainability - science communication, An Allotment blog exploring gardening and growing your own produce, Welcome to my world: digging, harvesting and other stuff. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Fruits on this tree are big, in the same size range as the largest named-variety loquat cultivars I’ve seen. If you have a seedling with good fruit, you can give it your own new cultivar name. Great work, Craig! this one is the largest. Tanaka is vigorous, the leaf a little narrower than in our loquats. They do well in a wide variety of soil types and they’re drought-resistant once they are established. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Hi Adam, what a great project you are working on! “I don’t even want to know how you got this here”, I quipped. $9.97. Please try again. Another enthusiast, Patrick Sahfer of Philo, in Mendocino County, keeps California’s largest collection, 30 varieties. When we visited Norway in 2001, I was surprised to see so many tropical fruits in their markets. Yes, it can be grafted year round. Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews. Right now, the original tree is pushing tender new growth, so I’m guessing it’s probably not a good time for taking scionwood. I don’t have any plants of this variety for sale this year. Rare * Monster Loquat fruits * Eriobotrya japonica tanaka * Giant fruit TANAKA LOQUAT variety *3 fresh seeds /pack SEEDS STOCK IS LIMITED AND AVAILABLE FOR SHORT TIME Please buy them now if you are interested into the variety , once the stock is sold new seeds will be available only next year ,in 2016. I dug one up from near the water faucet behind the house, carelessly planted it 10 feet away, with nothing to lean on and maybe half it’s root ball, a little over a year ago. Anyhow, always nice to come across something like this. Winter brings abundant crops of delicious pale yellow fruit with an apricot flavor. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Optionally, if you feel like letting me know that you’ve shared something from this site, I get a kick out of that. I’ve been trying to think of what this flavor reminds me of. I would love to add Ellen Mark into my collection. Wow, that’s really interesting to hear – I wonder if there’s a large population of people in Norway who are immigrants from SE Asia or other tropical areas. She’s posted about tracking down a wide diversity of exotic treats in local Asian markets, including durian, jackfruit, soursop, mangos, and champedak (even I haven’t haven’t gotten to try champedak yet!). « Reply #18 on: April 19, 2019, 04:18:22 PM » For the first time after 6 yrs my big Jim is producing big fruits. They are pear shaped, with creamy white flesh, and just one to three seeds per fruit. I find it’s important with this variety to leave the fruits on the tree long enough for them to develop their full flavor. ( Log Out /  They were a little overpriced for their size, in 5 gallon pots, but healthy. Yes, I’m trying to take good care of this tree, and I’m planting out the few I was able to propagate from it this year, so hopefully there will be lots of scion wood available soon. Very cold hardy fruit tree, easy to grow, drought tolerant, fast growing. It’s hard to get anything from Florida to texas. If you get material of this cultivar, you are free to propagate it in any quantity. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The small white flowers open between October and December – loquat flowers have an intense sweet scent. Fruit is great for eating fresh or making jam. ' I’ve been trying for years to get a limequat, to no avail. I did get to taste some awesome, local plums, though.Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device. It needs a name. I have never eaten a loquat with a name, that I know of. We both agreed the flavor of the new variety is outstanding, at least as good as the best of the existing named cultivars of loquat, and maybe even better. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Yes, that is a good email. Unable to add item to List.

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