- Regular price
- Sale price
- $12.00 Sale
Species: Cydonia oblonga
History: The seedlings were sprouted from seeds sourced from an old mother tree on a local farm that was taken down last fall. The previous owners have enjoyed the fruit for generations.
Why We Grow It: A clearly reliable variety that produces large crops of lovely fruits, it would have been a shame not to propagate it for others to enjoy. Like all quince, the fruit from your seedlings are best used for cooking, baking, and preserving since the intense, tart flavour is a bit much when eaten fresh.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5
Soil Preference: Sandy loam, loam, clay loam. Prefers average to moist conditions with well-drained soils, avoid planting anywhere that floods for more than two weeks in the spring.
Growth Habits: More of a bush than a tree, cold hardy, large and reliable crops
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Self-pollinating, these seedlings will produce fruit without a quince of a different variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Ripens: Likely late September
Storage: Keeps a couple months when stored in cool, humid conditions
Recommended Use: Cooking, baking, preserving
Height Above Soil:
Nature's Bounty Sale: we had ample seed this year and good germination; due to economy of scale, we can offer 50 pack bundles at 50% off retail value. This cannot be combined with any other deal, and we would appreciate payment by e-transfer or cheque to avoid credit card fees.