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Japanese Eagle (Eriobotrya japonica, Loquat) is a kind of flowering plant that produces interesting small berries and belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is grown primarily for commercial purposes because of its yellow fruits and also as a decorative plant. It is also called Chinese plum and Japanese plum. This is a plant that finds its place even in the ancient literature of China and Portugal.

Colors appear in autumn or early winter. They are 2 cm in diameter, white, with five petals gathered in inflorescences of 3 to 10 in number. They have a sweet, intoxicating aroma that can be felt from a distance.

Fruits mature from spring to early summer. They are oval to pear-shaped, with rounded edges growing in groups. They are up to 5 cm long, with a smooth and tender skin, colored in yellow or orange, sometimes with reddish tones. With a well-ripened fruit, the peel can swing over the forest. The flesh is juicy, white, yellow or orange in color, sweet with sour flavor depending on the Japanese medlar variety. The fruit’s aroma is a mixture of peach, citrus and mango.

Each fruit contains up to 10 ovules that ripen in large, brown seeds.

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