|'Champagne' is a dependable fruiting variety (March to May). Fruit is often injured by low temperatures. This cultivar will grow 15 to 20 feet high, and just as wide in a sunny location. Leaves are large, leathery, stoutly veined, 6 to 12 inches long, 2 to 4 inches wide, with sharply toothed margins. The color is a glossy, deep green color above, with rust-colored wool beneath. It's flower clusters, 3 to 6 inches in diameter, borne in fall are not showy but very fragrant. The fruit is yellow-skinned with white-flesh. Very juicy and tart. If tree fruits heavily, remove some while they are small to increse size of remaining fruit and to prevent branches from splitting.
Thining the branches will expose more light into the interior to increase both size and production. Very few pests but aphids and scale can be a problem. Fireblight is a danger. If plant blakens from the top downward, prune back 12 inches or more to healthy wood. Dispose of cuttings and sterilize shears between cuts.