Gold Nugget Loquat

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Dependable, Super Sweet Fruit Gold Nugget Loquat

  • Sweetest Loquat Variety
  • Deliciously Fragrant
  • Attractive Foliage
  • Ornamental Evergreen
  • Self-Fruitful
  • Late Season

Are you looking for a fruit tree that's worth its weight in gold? Lucky you! You found the Gold Nugget Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica 'Gold Nugget'). This marvelous Loquat variety reliably produces delectable, attractive, sweet, oval-shaped fruit.

In fact, the Gold Nugget Loquat fruit is one of the sweetest Loquat varieties. Gold Nugget Loquat's flesh is juicy and bright! Similar to an Apricot in flavor, these are perfect for preserves or ice cream topping.

One thing is for sure, this 'late' season Loquat will light up your summer months with mouthwatering snacks that your kids and neighbors will beg for!

Its fruits have captivatingly orange flesh and are nearly seedless. Are you a baker? Try using under-ripe, still tart Loquats as a scrumptious pie filling.

This tree isn't just productive, it's also attractive. As an evergreen shrub, it makes a great background shrub or a prized specimen. Many people grow theirs in containers and move them into their greenhouses when temperatures drop.

While this golden beauty will provide you with valuable fruit, you won't have to invest too much in its care. It likes full sun and deep occasional waterings. It thrives in a wide range of soils but prefers low moisture.

Not many people are aware of how exquisite this plant is during later winter and early spring while in-bloom. This self-fruitful plant produces white flowers with a pleasantly powerful scent. The sweet aroma of your Loquat's blooms will greet you when you arrive home and when you wake in the morning.

The Gold Nugget Loquat also features lovely foliage that is glossy green and strong. These lance-shaped leaves can be as long as one-foot in length and have impressively deep veins. They offer more interest by being orange underneath.

What are you waiting for? This is your golden opportunity to invest in a plant that is more valuable than gold to gardeners that enjoy growing their own fruit. Order your Gold Nugget Loquat today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Gold Nugget Loquat Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-11
Growing Zones 7-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Eriobotrya japonica ‘Gold Nugget’
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Sub Tropical
Foliage Color Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time March - June

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