How to grow Quince tree

Quince tree grow and care – 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.

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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?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very sensitive to pests and disease

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

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

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

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

dwarf

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
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:
Bees

Edible fruits

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?
2-4 years

How to grow quince from seed

Sowing requirement:
Moist soil, sunny location

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Keep the seeds in cool and dark location

Sowing season:
Winter to spring

Planting spacing:
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

Germination time:
4-6 weeks not include burying

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, put mulch and water regularly

Do the seeds require burying?
Yes

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

Scientific name:

Cydonia oblonga

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