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Silver Creek Nursery

Cooke's Jumbo Quince

Cooke's Jumbo Quince

History: Cooke's Jumbo originated as a random mutation of an existing quince variety in an orchard in Dinuba, California. It was brought to the attention of the L.E. Cooke Company, for which it was later named, and introduced commercially in 1972.

Why We Grow It: The fruit produced by Cooke’s Jumbo are exceptionally large with greenish-yellow skin and firm white flesh. They are not generally eaten raw, but rather used for baking, jellies, or candied. This is one of the hardiest varieties of quince available.

 

        Fruit Specs

        Recommended Use: Baking, cooking

        Fruit Size: Large

        Storage: Keeps for a couple months when stored in cool, humid conditions

        Harvest: Late September

        Growing Specs

        Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5b

        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.

        Bloom Colour: Pale-pink to white

        Pollination Requirements: 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

        Sun/Shade Requirements:

        Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)

        General Growth Habits:

        Hardy and produces good crops. Somewhat susceptible to fireblight, leaf blight, and coddling moth.

        Shipping vs. Pick Up

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        Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

        Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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