Loquat 'Champagne' (Eriobotrya japonica)
Loquat 'Champagne' (Eriobotrya japonica)

Loquat 'Champagne' (Eriobotrya japonica)

Regular price $64.95

The Champagne Loquat variety produces a large, oval, white-fleshed juicy fruit. Fruit forms in large clusters and has deep yellow skin like most other Loquat varieties, however ripens later than most.  The excellent flavor is bright, tart, sweet, and somewhat astringent.

Loquat is a flowering evergreen shrub/small tree with deep green leaves that flowers in the winter and bears golden-yellow fruit in large, loose clusters. The flowers are said to have a strong, sweet and fragrant smell that can carry over short distances. Loquat is an oriental fruit that belongs to the Rose and Apple family of plants. It is found from India and Pakistan all the way east to Japan.

The fruit is high in vitamins, as well as fiber and potassium. It is an excellent natural source of sugars, and the fruit is high in pectin making it great for jellies and jams. 

Loquat's beautiful foliage has been utilized in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries as a remedy for throat conditions. Extracts are generally used in over the counter cough medications, especially in Asian markets. The leaves can be dried, powdered, and added to a tincture for use on the skin. It is said to be an effective treatment for psoriasis and eczema. 

Mature Tree, Grafted and Ready to Produce!

Important Shipping Information

We ship nationwide year-round to the United States and Canada with 100% plastic-free compostable shipping materials.  Plants ship ready-to-plant in 4" coconut coir pots or 1-3 gal burlap grow bags.

Shipping & Handing Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on your order weight and your distance from the nursery. Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!  Live locally and want to save on shipping?  See our Local Pickup option below.

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed at the beginning of each week and ship on Tuesday-Thursday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment averages from 1-14 days. 

Shipping Confirmation & Delivery Confirmation 
We will automatically send you a Shipping Confirmation Email with tracking information when your order's shipping label or labels are created and your order is processed.  We will also automatically send you a Delivery Confirmation Email the moment your order is delivered so you know exactly when to go out and collect it!

Tracking Your Order
You can track the progress of your order online and sign up for step-by-step tracking alters via your Order Status Page, USPS Tracking Page, or the Arrive App.

A link to your Order Status page is automatically sent to you in your Order Confirmation email.  You can also track your order via the USPS tracking page (a link to that is sent in your shipping confirmation email).  Another way to track your order status is with the Arrive App, which can be downloaded on your Order Status Page. 

Heat Packs & Cold Weather Holds

Heat Packs
Heat Packs can be purchased separately and are necessary for orders shipping to cold climates under 32 degrees. Visit our Heat Packs page to learn more and purchase your heat pack. 

Weather Holds
If you prefer not to ship your order with a Heat Pack and would like to request a custom winter weather hold until your preferred arrival date, please email shipping@sowexotic.com.  

Local Pickup at the Nursery

Online orders can also be picked up at the Sow Exotic Nursery in Winter Haven, Florida. To place an order for Local Pickup, enter LOCALPICKUP into the discount section at checkout. Visit our Local Pickup page to learn more.

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico

Plants ship bare root to Hawaii & Puerto Rico. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut. Plants that DO NOT ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, and Banana plants.  Plants that DO NOT ship to Hawaii:
Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, and Passion Fruit plants.

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Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest: Late Winter, Early Spring, Summer

Size: Height, up to 25 ft. Canopy Width, 10 to 20 ft

Soil & Moisture: Moist, well-draining soil, rich in organic matter. Water well when blooming but make sure the soil is well-draining.

Exposure: Full Sun


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 7-10.  Loquats can handle temperatures in the teens but if frost occurs while flowering may not bear fruit.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.