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Native to Iran and other parts of western Asia, quinces are grown as far north as Sweden.

Although most quinces are regarded as self-fertile and should produce fruit when planted as a single tree, yields may be better when several varieties are planted together. Quince should be planted in deep, well drained and fertile soil, in a sheltered sunny location or against a south-facing wall.

The varieties offered here are likely to do well in Irish conditions.

Quince

Bare-rooted maiden trees on Quince A (semi-vigorous) rootstock

Cultivars

Aromatnaya                          
Russian variety. One of the sweetest quinces, reputedly can be eaten as a dessert fruit when fully ripe. Hardy and heavy cropping. September. Use October to December. Self fertile but will do better with pollinator (pollination group 2).

Serbian Gold  (syn. Leskovac)                              
Medium to large fruit, good for stewing. Also used for alcohol production in Serbia. One of the hardiest quinces. Highly productive with good disease resistance. Harvest October, use November to February.
Self fertile but will do better with pollinator (pollination group 2/3).

Vranja                                                 
Large aromatic fruit, good for stewing. Vigorous, upright tree. Moderately productive. Harvest September to October, use October to February.
Self fertile but will do better with pollinator (pollination group 2/3).

All varieties available November

Barerooted trees (supplied December 2016-April 2017)
  Unit Price (euro)
1 tree 2 trees 3-9 trees 10-49 trees 50-199 trees 200 trees+
Quince maidens on quince A rootstock
24.00
22.00
20.00
18.00
15.70
14.60
Quince 2 yr on quince A rootstock
29.00
27.00
24.70
22.60
P.O.A.
P.O.A.