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Loquat
Eriobotrya japonica
Loquat leaves and fruits.
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E. japonica
Binomial name
Eriobotrya japonica
(Thunb.) Lindl.
Synonyms

Mespilus japonica
Photinia japonica

A loquat is a tropical fruit that grows on a tree. Since it is tropical, it will only grow in a warm, wet climate. It grows in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Iran.

Loquats are yellow or orange and contain large brown seeds. People eat the skin or peel the fruit.