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Loquat is correct. They can't be started from cuttings but they are easy to start from seeds. It takes a long time for them to germinate though so don't give up. My son has a bunch of them for sale.
Sherry, You can send that picture to the University of FL http://ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_Subtropical_Fruit
They are very helpful. It has pretty leaves, and it looks familiar, but I don't know what it is.
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Definitely a Loquat. I was just given one. I am wondering if it will grow from a cutting? The one I have has a few leaves and new branches on the bottom, but somehow has grown a very long trunk with more leaves at the top. It looks odd, so I am thinking of cutting it back and would like to try rooting the part I cut off. Lydia
for sure those fruits are loquats. They are quite common here in Australia. The fruit is sweet, with a big pip in the middle.
I have a couple of these, we call them here in the south, Japanese Plum or . They do get big, but you can keep their size down and they still produce. The fruit is sweet and juicy and are easily plantable. A bird can easily eat the fruit and drop the seed. But I have found, the birds never eat this fruit off my trees. Another name for them is a word that sounds like "meuse-pa-luce" or "mousse-pluce".
It looks like a loquat tree. The fruit can be eaten and quite delicious when it's ripe. The skin can be easily peeled. It's tangy and sweet. I have 2 trees in my back yard (southern California). The fruits are considered medicinal in China and (supposedly)good for sore throat.
; that looks like A loquat tree to me.
It takes anywhere from 3 to 5 years before it starts bearing fruit,
The seeds are quite large for a bird to have dropped it there.
Is there someone in your family that likes loquats? "
I do suggest you replant it further away from your fence, they can grow very large,
Not knowing what kind it is, it can grow any where from a 6 foot plant to a 20 foot plus three
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