Portuguese Nêspera Fruit

Portuguese Nêspera Fruit

The loquat is a plant species of the subfamily Maloideae, of the Rosaceae family.  Despite its name, it comes from southeastern China.  Its fruit, called a loquat, is also called yellow plum in Brazil.  It is a small tree, with a circular crown and a short trunk.  It can grow up to 10 m in height, but is usually smaller.  Its leaves are alternated, simple, of 10 to 25 cm, dark green, of rigid texture and with the serrated border.  Unlike other fruit trees, their flowers appear in the fall and early winter and their fruit ripens in late winter and early spring.  The flowers are about 2 cm in diameter, are white, with five petals, produced in bunches with three to ten flowers.  The fruit of the loquat is oval, three to five centimeters long, with a soft, velvety peel of yellowish-orange, sometimes pinkish color.  The pulp is juicy and sweet or acidic,  depending on the variety and maturity of the fruit. 

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