The Delightful Loquat Tree

A Land of Delight Natural Farm & Nursery carries a vast selection of delightful fruit trees, including the loquat. Never heard of it? That’s okay!

The loquat is an Asian evergreen tree from the rose family. Ripe loquats have the texture of a peach but taste like a combination of an apricot, plum, and cherry—or a sour grape if not ready yet.

The loquat tree is highly nutritious, especially in Vitamin A, potassium, and manganese. These particular nutrients benefit healthy vision, nerve and muscle function, bone health, and metabolism. Loquats are also high in carotenoids, an antioxidant that protects against cellular damage and diseases. This tropical fruit may promote good heart health and contain anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Loquat fruit is delicious paired with cheese and nuts, blendered into a smoothie, or as a honey glaze on chicken.

Growing fruit trees in Florida is a wise decision and a wise investment; the rewards sure do add up in your favor. At our family-run farm, we make finding the right tree for you a delight. We’ll see you soon!

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