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Ok @B&B Happy goats and @CntryBoy777 my Loquat tree is doing something! It looks like it is about to burst out in blooms. It is also going to be 28* tonight and 24* tomorrow night. Will the Loquat blooms survive the cold or is it doomed?

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Cover the entire tree in sheets and blankets to keep the frost and wind chill off it, if you also throw a blanket around the base that will help too,...try to do it before sunset, and get it off the tree as soon as the sun is up and its warming outside. DON'T use plastic, ....good luck my friend !
 

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Loquat trees are very cold tolerant and may withstand temperatures down to 8° to 10°F. However, the flowers and fruit are killed by temperatures below 27°F. Temperatures above 95°F may negatively affect loquat tree growth.
Your loquat trees in Texas may be a diffrent type than what we have in Florida, when we have a possible frost, we blanket everything.....but then again, I see people wearing winter hats and jackets when it hits the 40s, lol
 

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Did you have a sudden hot spell? Sometimes here in California where we can have freezing one week and 100 degrees the next the trees are fooled into thinking it is spring.
 

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Yeah, we had a sudden hot spell---since last May! LOL LOL It was 66* a few hours ago, now it is 34* and heading downward. It hasn't really been cold yet and it is usually January before we see the 20's. This is the first time the Loquat tree has been festooned with blooms. We'll see in the morning!
 

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Alot depends on the number of hrs of freezing or below temps it has to endure.....if it is more than a few hrs, ya can spray it with water to insulate the blooms because it will insulate them from the severe cold....ours look like yours....loaded with blooms...and it is just the way the loquat cycle is, we'll be picking in Feb to April....I would at least put something over the heavier blooming areas to try and save what ya can.....:fl
 

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Your loquat trees in Texas may be a diffrent type than what we have in Florida, when we have a possible frost, we blanket everything.....but then again, I see people wearing winter hats and jackets when it hits the 40s, lol
LOL - I don't even have a loquat tree - even though one of the neighbors used to.... Anyway - I just googled it and that's what I found so it's not personal info. But, I'd like a loquat tree - may look into that!
 
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