The origin of the Loquat Fruit Trees at LCF

Loquat fruits at Layog County Farm. Fruits growing in clusters are oval,rounded or pear-shaped. 1-2 inches Long with a smooth or downy, yellow or orange, sometimes red-blushed skin. The succulent tangy flesh is white, yellow or orange and sweet to subacid or acid, depending on the cultivar.(loquat)

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Flowering loquat tree on the month of May

Loquat is already a fruit plant which has been existing in Mt. Province for some time. But how these plants arrived at Layog Country Farm is another story. I was on vacation in France summer 2010 where these fruits are also in abundance. After we have been eating these loquat or “misporos”, “nisperos” as we call it locally in Kayan and Tadian respectively, I kept all the seeds and had it well packed in my travelling bag. I used the same bag travelling to the Philippines same year and opps the seeds were still there. The seeds ended up at Layog Country Farm and at the moment bearing fruits 6 years after it was planted.

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Loquat trees from seeds now bearing fruits after 6 years

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2 comments on “The origin of the Loquat Fruit Trees at LCF”
  1. danarlene says:

    They also have Loquats in Cebu Tita. If we call Loquats “misporos” and “nisperos” in Kayan and Tadian , in Cebu they call it “Nespoli” po. Happy to know that Layog Country Farm can now grow Loquats. Loquats are a good source of calcium, potassium, fiber and vitamin A. And now I’m so thrilled to see that we have it at LCF. I wish we can grow Lansones and Sineguelas (Spanish Plum) too at LCF.

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    1. Thank you for the info Dana. Nice to know that this type of fruit is also growing in other parts of the Philippines. Hmm maybe we can include also in the article the advantages of eating the fruit. If not then you have given me an idea of making a list of the fruits existing at the farm and write something about their scientific name, uses and etc.

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