RARE Angelino Loquat Fruit Tree — 4 Cuttings for Grafting — HUGE Sweet Fruit

April 3, 2020 - Comment

4 Super Fresh Cuttings/Scions from ANGELINO variety loquat. ** FOR GRAFTING ** Angelino is a rare variety in the US and an exceptional one. It is the variety grown commercially in Portugal, Spain and Japan from what I’ve been told — where you see those HUGE loquats for sale in the market that you just

4 Super Fresh Cuttings/Scions from ANGELINO variety loquat. ** FOR GRAFTING ** Angelino is a rare variety in the US and an exceptional one. It is the variety grown commercially in Portugal, Spain and Japan from what I’ve been told — where you see those HUGE loquats for sale in the market that you just don’t see here in the USA. These are big tasty fruit. The fruit is EXCEPTIONAL — sweet without the sour taste that comes with so many US varieties. It’s also massive with a lot of juice and flesh. I enjoy snacking on them while I’m out doing work in the garden. Very sweet and reminds me of a cross between an apricot and a mango. I’m not a nursery, but I do have a collection of nearly 200 tropical fruit trees (it’s a hobby) — lots of mango, lychee and sapodilla. I have several loquats and this is my favorite along with Ed’s Delight (good size as well but not as big as Angelino and Christmas which has a superior taste but really really tiny.) The tree is pretty compact and naturally branches out to maximize fruit production without having to continually prune the tree. Very prolific. You can thin the fruit to make bigger loquats, but I never bother — the fruit are massive already. The last pic is not from me but apparently someone who thinned the fruit to produce some massive loquats. The other pics are from fruit that has not been thinned out but still very large. I would say about the size of a Big Jim but with flavor — the problem with Big Jim is the insipid bland sour taste. This has the size of a Big Jim or bigger and the taste reminiscent of a Christmas. Really nice combo. ** You might be the exception, but most people have very little luck rooting loquat scions. Yes, some will take and grow for a while but most will die. Don’t say I didn’t warn you if you try. That being said, I’m selling these scions strictly for grafting purposes. Luckily, grafting loquat trees is SUPER easy and SUPER successful. You can make a cocktail tree if you wish. See YouTube videos if you are unsure how to graft — it’s very easy and a lot of fun too. ** CUTTING SIZE: Taken from new growth and about the width of a pencil and about 6-7 inches long — much longer than you will need for a successful graft. Here’s a description of the variety that I found from a loquat grower: Angelino loquat- aka Algerie, Argelina, Angelino is a large orange, mid-season variety with good consistently high productivity. Angelino is commercially grown in Spain. Flavor and quality is tops! As far as packaging, I harvest the scions and will ship the same day. I wrap them in a moist towel that has a bit of organic fungicide on it as a precaution for the heat. I then wrap in cellophane. I then wrap in aluminum foil. I’ll then wrap it in a plastic bag for extra protection. In short, you’ll receive very very fresh and healthy scions ready to graft. See my comments, most people really like the scions that I send. Thanks. All proceeds go back into buying material for my garden so my wife doesn’t give me a hard time.

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