The Gold Nugget Loquat is a popular variety producing Large, round/oblong fruit. The thin skin is yellowish orange and tender., not thick, tender. The flesh is firm, the flavor is sweet and reminds many people of an apricot. This evergreen tree adds a real tropical look to the landscape and being cold hardy down to 10 degrees it a beautiful addition to any landscape. Loquats flower in the winter and will ripen fruit early summer in the PNW.