How to grow Flowering quince

Flowering quince growing shrub of the genus Chaenomeles also known as Chinese quince, Flowering quince perennial deciduous plant, fruits edible but mostly used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate and cold mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-9 and with the right care in hardiness zone 10a.

Flowering quince flowers and edible fruits

Flower color red, pink, white or orange with 5 petals to multi-petal.

Fruit are strong in the structure and shape is round-elliptic, size can be 5-15 cm, color of the fruit can be green, yellow or slightly orange.

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How to grow Flowering quince growing condition and care:

Cool winter, if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter need to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Cutting

How to propagate by cutting:
Propagating by cutting need to be in the end of the winter possible in the spring before start to grow, moist soil, root hormone, humidity, cut with sterile knife

Is it necessary to graft in Flowering quince?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruits attack easy

Planting season:
Winter to spring and possible in summer but less recommend, when planting bare roots winter to early spring after this it might die

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, borer, mite

Pruning season:
End of the autumn to beginning of the winter, but if there isn’t a lot of fruits better after the fruits season but mostly grow as ornamental plant for flowers so after the fruits in summer will be better

How to prune:
Prune the week branches and dead, crossing branch, in order to get bigger fruits better to reduce the buds in order to get bigger fruits, old stems, reduce the amount of branches and need to take care that all the fruits will get enough light

Size of the plant:
1-3 m, 40-120 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot, containers:
Yes, in containers need to keep the plants small, start with pot that will be 20-50% more than the root ball, bigger the plant smaller the percentage, every time that the tree arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient of care for the tree, when the plant big need to switch part of the soil, drainage it’s important and need to make holes and to use peat soil and maybe some lava grit in the bottom or something like that, put a bottom for the container and when water the plant let it fill the bottom but also need to dry in the same day.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring

General information about the flower
Red, pink, white or orange flowers with 5 petals to multi-petal

Thinning the bloom:
The first years until the tree strong enough

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mite, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Flowering quince fruits?
Eaten raw, baked, jams, cakes

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with net or other things against fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Scientific name:

Chaenomeles

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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Watering plants

Hardiness zone