'PIERA': A NEW EVERFLOWERING LOQUAT VARIETY
Loquat cv. Piera is a spontaneous bud mutation of Algerie, which flowers, sets and ripens repeatedly throughout the year. Up to 13 different flowering flushes and subsequent fruit set, included mainly in 3 groups, have been identified in this variety. Piera flowers from flower and mixed buds indistinctly. Fruit growth and development takes place in three distinct periods. Only fruits developed in summer become lower in size and are not commercially acceptable. Consequently, three harvest dates have been identified throughout the year.
Reig, C. and Agustí, M. (2007). 'PIERA': A NEW EVERFLOWERING LOQUAT VARIETY. Acta Hortic. 750, 165-168
mutation, flowering, fruit development, fruit characteristics