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Loquat 'Gold Nugget'   

Eriobotrya japonica

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Gold Nugget is a popular variety of Loquat, which belongs to the Eriobotrya genus (Eriobotrya japonica 'Gold Nugget'). Gold Nugget is a hybrid variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow and   Burn Yellow.

From CRFG Fruit Facts: “Large, round to oblong-obovate fruit. Skin yellow-orange to orange, not thick, tender. Flesh orange-colored, juicy, firm and meaty. Flavor sweet, somewhat reminiscent of apricot, quality good. Seeds 4 or 5, the seed cavity not large. Ripens late. Fruits borne only a few to a cluster, keep and ship well. Tree vigorous, upright, self-fertile.”

Gold Nugget grows as a Perennial and is a Fruit. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Gold Nugget is known for its tree-like growing habit.

China is believed to be where Gold Nugget originates from.

Gold Nugget Loquat needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Gold Nugget have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Gold Nugget

  • Full Sun

  • Low

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Gold Nugget is thought of as hardy, so Gold Nugget will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.

Growing Gold Nugget from seed

Transplanting Gold Nugget

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Gold Nugget is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Gold Nugget

Other Names for Loquat 'Gold Nugget'

Japanese Medlar, Nispero