Quinces

The quince as well as being a productive fruit tree is a attractive ornamental tree. It has a crooked trunk and branches and bears ovate dark green leaves with grey undersides which turn yellow in autumn. Attractive bowl-shaped pale pink to white flowers are borne in late spring.

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. In areas where the temperature falls below -15°C grow as a fan-trained specimen, in warmer areas grow as a half standard.


Rootstocks

Rootstocks in order of their vigour are outlined below: -

Quince 'C' - Dwarf. A good rootstock to be used in good fertile soils. It has poor anchorage so requires permanent staking. It will reach a height of 2.5-3m. Trees grown on this rootstock will bear fruit within three to four years. Used for bush trees, pyramids, cordons, and fans.

Quince 'A' - Semi-Dwarf. A general purpose rootstock which is suitable for most soils including relatively poor soils. It will reach a height of 3-3.5m. Trees grown on this rootstock will bear fruit within four to five years. Used for bush trees, half-standards, cordons, espaliers, and fans.


Varieties

Quinces are available as bare-root one-year-maidens from November to March. Trained forms of quinces are available in 12 litre pots all-year-round.


Quince 'Champion'

Cooker. A round pear-shaped fruit which has greenish-yellow skin. It ripens in October and is a regular cropper.

Containerised Trees

Two Year Bush QA £36.50 each

Bare Root Trees


Quince 'Meeches Prolific'

Quince 'Meeches Prolific'

Cooker. A large pear-shaped fruit which is yellow when ripe. It ripens early and is a regular cropper. Its season of use is October. Self Fertile (USA 1880)

Containerised Trees

Three Year 1/2 Standard QA £40.75 each


Quince 'Portugal'

Cooker. High quality fruit for cooking and preserving, particularly good for marmalade. The flesh turns pink when cooked. Its season of use is September.


Quince 'Serbian Gold'

Cooker. A highly productive variety which can be used for all culinary purposes. Its season of use is October. Self Fertile (Serbia)

Containerised Trees

Two Year Bush QA £36.50 each


Quince 'Smyrna'

Cooker. One of many interesting, obscure varieties. A medium sized pear-shaped fruit which is heavy cropping. Its season of use is October. Self Fertile (USA or Turkey 19th Century)

Containerised Trees

Two Year Bush QC £38.50 each


Quince 'Vranja'

Cooker. Large, pale green-yellow fruit. Good flavour. Its season of use is October. Self Fertile (Serbia 1800)

Containerised Trees

Two Year Bush QA £36.50 each

Three Year 1/2 Standard QA £40.75 each

Bare Root Trees

One Year Maiden QE £23.50 each Phone or email to reserve now for collection within 10-14 days

One Year Maiden QA £23.50 each

Two Year 1/2 Standard QA £31.25 each Phone or email to reserve now for collection within 10-14 days