I just found out something way-cool: Loquat seeds germinate above the soil! I tried getting them to sprout under the soil to no avail and now I know why! :D This one is pure nature-made; no human interaction needed to create this beauty! *picture1* Hey HollyBerry, try soaking the seeds I send you next until the brown outer layer peels off, and then set 'em down slightly beneath the soil. I'm experimenting in my backyard with a few others since I've got the perfect micro-ecosystem (nice and humid) under the female tree. *picture2* Your extra seeds will be shipped once smaragdina pm's me his/her mailing address. p.s. smaragdina, I pm'd you already, but to pm someone else, click his/her username and select "Send a private message to ____"