Gold Nugget Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica ‘Gold Nugget’)

Gold Nugget Loquat

  • Sweetest Loquat Variety
  • Deliciously Fragrant
  • Attractive Foliage
  • Ornamental Evergreen
  • Self-Fruitful
  • Late Season

Are you looking for a fruit tree that’s worth its weight in gold? Lucky you! You found the Gold Nugget Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica ‘Gold Nugget’). This marvelous Loquat variety reliably produces delectable, attractive, sweet, oval-shaped fruit.

In fact, the Gold Nugget Loquat fruit is one of the sweetest Loquat varieties. Gold Nugget Loquat’s flesh is juicy and bright! Similar to an Apricot in flavor, these are perfect for preserves or ice cream topping.

One thing is for sure, this ‘late’ season Loquat will light up your summer months with mouthwatering snacks that your kids and neighbors will beg for!

Its fruits have captivatingly orange flesh and are nearly seedless. Are you a baker? Try using under-ripe, still tart Loquats as a scrumptious pie filling.

This tree isn’t just productive, it’s also attractive. As an evergreen shrub, it makes a great background shrub or a prized specimen. Many people grow theirs in containers and move them into their greenhouses when temperatures drop.

While this golden beauty will provide you with valuable fruit, you won’t have to invest too much in its care. It likes full sun and deep occasional waterings. It thrives in a wide range of soils but prefers low moisture.

Not many people are aware of how exquisite this plant is during later winter and early spring while in-bloom. This self-fruitful plant produces white flowers with a pleasantly powerful scent. The sweet aroma of your Loquat’s blooms will greet you when you arrive home and when you wake in the morning.

The Gold Nugget Loquat also features lovely foliage that is glossy green and strong. These lance-shaped leaves can be as long as one-foot in length and have impressively deep veins. They offer more interest by being orange underneath.

What are you waiting for? This is your golden opportunity to invest in a plant that is more valuable than gold to gardeners that enjoy growing their own fruit.

Gold Nugget Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica ‘Gold Nugget’) Details

Common name Gold Nugget Loquat
Botanical name Eriobotrya japonica ‘Gold Nugget’
Hardiness zone 7-11
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time March - June
Height 15 - 20 ft.
Width 15 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Low
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color White
Leaf color Sub Tropical