Quince tree growing tree of the genus Cydonia also known as Quince plant, Quince tree perennial deciduous plant, grow for the edible fruits but also possible to grow the tree as bonsai tree, grow in temperate and cold mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10a and with the right care in hardiness zone 10b.
Flower color pink or white or pink with white, the flowers have five petals and the flowers attract pollinators.
Quince tree edible fruits
Fruit are strong in the structure and shape is round elliptic, size can be 5-15 cm, color of the fruit can be yellow brown.
Quince tree for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to grow Quince tree growing and care:
Chilling hours, clay soil, free from weeds, heavy soil, rich soil
How to care:
Fertilize once a year, prune once a year, add organic matter, if the tree attack in the beginning of the winter needs 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
Is it necessary to graft in Quince tree?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to pests and disease
Winter to spring and possible in summer but less recommend, when planting bare roots winter to early spring after this it might die
How to plant:
When planting bare root important to cut part of the roots and the tree above the grafting, put organic matter, humus, dead leaves and mix it with the soil
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite
End of the autumn to beginning of the winter, but if there isn’t a lot of fruits better after the fruits season
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:
3-8m, 10-24 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
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.
General information about the flower
Pink or white or pink with white flower in the size 2-4 cm
Thinning the bloom:
The first years until the tree strong enough
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season – when to harvest:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, mite, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Quince tree fruits?
Some cultivars can 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?
How to grow quince from seed
Moist soil, sunny location
Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Keep the seeds in cool and dark location
Winter to spring
Better in separate pots and graft it, the best that grow transplant to the location
Depth of Sowing:
1cm (0.5 inch)
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water, don’t let it dry
4-6 weeks not include burying
Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, put mulch and water regularly
Do the seeds require burying?
Time to bury the seeds:
1-2 months, better to put it in the refrigerator or to sow it outdoor in the end of the winter