Champagne Loquat Tree (Eriobotrya japonica ‘Champagne’)
Champagne Loquat Tree
Let’s make a toast to one tasty and dependable Loquat tree! The Champagne Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica ‘Champagne’) is adored for its sweet flesh with a sparkling hint of champagne flavor. If you’re looking for the perfect handful of early-season fruit, this tree will happily provide and please your palate!
Fill your spring with clusters of sweet but tangy fruit! The Champagne Loquat produces tasty fruit that resembles a small Apricot with chewy skin and a juicy smooth texture. The large white oval-shaped fruits from the Champagne Loquat are particularly juicy. They have a great balance of sweet and tangy to help you ring in spring the right way.
Loquat Trees are also appreciated for their ornamental appearance. It has shiny, thick green leaves that grow up to a foot in length. They’re lance-shaped and leathery with intricate veins. When the wind blows, you’ll notice the underside is an autumnal orange.
It also offers fall and winter interest since it flowers during these times. The Champagne Loquat offers a delightful sight as a specimen plant or container plant. This self-fruiting tree makes an ideal background shrub, too.
For best performance, plant your Champagne Loquat in low moisture soil with plenty of sunshine. Sunshine helps this tree produce its best fruit. Provide your tree full sun in a fertile, well-drained site with ample moisture during the fruiting season.
Some gardeners even thin the branches to help the fruit grow and sweeten. This tree, like all fruit trees, appreciates some pruning for air circulation and to improve the size of the fruit.
This dependable subtropical evergreen is a great way to add winter and fall interest to your yard and bountiful Loquats to your recipes.
|Common name||Champagne Loquat Tree|
|Botanical name||Eriobotrya japonica 'Champagne'|
|Harvest time||March - June|
|Height||15 - 20 ft.|
|Moisture||Low once Established|
|Soil condition||Widely Adaptable|
|Pruning time||After Flowering|