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Eriobotrya japonica
Loquat leaves and fruits.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Eriobotrya
Species: E. japonica
Binomial name
Eriobotrya japonica

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 and Turkey.

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