Loquat Flower Spike
From November of 2012, this Loquat peduncle and inflorescence was all budded up and ready to bust out the blooms. I love that the flower spike itself has a tree-like form, from the thick trunky base of the peduncle to the limbs of the florets. This tree was about six years old at the time of the photo, one of a clump of three I started using seeds saved from the yummiest specimens I tried during a *CRFG GoldenGate tasting of "found fruit" harvested off local Bay area Loquat trees. I keep the threesome pruned to around an eight foot shared canopy. This was the second year one had flowered, and the first year of set fruit!
(*California Rare Fruit Growers, Golden Gate Chapter)
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