Searching around in my flower beds, I was surprised to find out that loquats germinate above ground! We have two large trees, and one produces too much fruit for us or the wild life to consume. I haven't heard much of this plant in the forums, and it'd be cool for everyone to know about these delicious fruit plants. I'm only sorry I don't have original pictures of the fruit itself! Yes, the pics are blurry where I wanted it sharper, and yes there have been pics of loquats in the past... but not of sprouts, aye?