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Quince Tree

Quince Tree

Quince trees are an oldfashinoned fruit that are great for baking or making preserves. They have impressive spring blossom and aromatic fruits that taste like a cross between a pear and an apple when cooked.
Current Description
NEW for 2018 this weeks Quince trees already think it's spring and are just starting to put on the first signs of new growth as pictured. A lovely gift for a gardener, we expect these trees to flower in a few weeks and produce their first few aromatic fruits in the autumn.
80-100cm tall in a 4L pot
Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

Quince trees are fairly hardy and are fine in light frosts, in colder areas of the country and whilst young they are best protected from extreme cold temperatures. They are currently in quite a small pot so are ready to either be potted up into a larger pot or planted straight out in the ground. Choose a sunny position where the fruits can ripen and protect from strong winds and deer if they are a problem in your area.

Whilst in a small pot, your quince tree will need regular watering, try not to let the soil dry out at any time. They do not need a rich soil but a top dressing of manure or seaweed will give any tree a hand to settle in to a new position. In a pot, topsoil from the garden on general purpose compost will be fine.

Quince trees produce beautiful white blossom in spring and hard fragrant fruits in the autumn. Although the fruits are too hard and bitter to eat straight off the tree, allow them to ripen in a dry spot for a couple of weeks after picking and they will make the most delicious pies and jam for cheese.

Problem Solving:

Quince trees are very tough trees that require little maintenance. Watch out for pests, including caterpillars and treat any problems early.

Quince trees are deciduous so don’t worry when they lose their leaves in the winter months.

Wilting or brown leaves - are the result of underwatering, give your plant a good soak and it will start to recover.