lo-quat (loh-kwot), n., 1. a small evergreen tree, Eriobotrya japonica, native to China and Japan, cultivated as an ornamental and for its yellow, plumlike fruit. 2. The fruit itself. (Dictionary.com)
If you grow apples or pears then you should Beware the Loquat as it is a host to fire blight, a destructive bacterial disease of apples and pears. This, however, does not concern me. I simply thought the name “Beware the Loquat” sounded kick-ass.