Champagne Loquat

  • Balanced Sweet and Tart Fruit
  • Dependable Annual Fruit
  • Fragrant Flowers

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 a chewy skin and a juicy smooth texture. This is one of the of the rare white fleshed selections. The large oval shaped fruits from the Champagne Loquat are particularly juicy. They have a great balance of sweet and tangy to help you ring in the spring the right way.

Loquats are high in sugar and acid which adds depth and delight to fruit salads. You can also use yours for jellies, jams, or chutney. They’re sweetest when left to ripen, but if you can’t wait, then you can use the immature fruit to make a pie worthy of a blue ribbon.

Most gardeners lucky enough to have a Champagne Loquat enjoy the fruit freshly picked. This fruit isn’t just succulent and delicious, it’s also a great source for natural vitamin A, B6, potassium, and fiber.

While this plant is best known for its toast-worthy bounty, it is also appreciated for its 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. Its blooms will fill your yard with a heavenly, sweet scent. 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. Some gardeners even thin the branches to help its fruit grow and sweeten. It will adapt well to a wide range of soil types.

This dependable subtropical evergreen is a great way to add winter and fall interest to your yard and bountiful loquats to your recipes.