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Old 11-22-2011, 01:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: Orange Quince

Originally Posted by Darkman View Post
Richard do you have a picture of your tree? I was told they grow rather gnarly. How big and old is yours?
I have 30 to 40 in 15-gallon (55 liter) pots as nursery stock. One is going in the ground this spring. The fruits are all from the nursery stock plants.

True Quince can be grown either as a shrub (a large one) or a tree. They do sucker, so if you have a grafted variety that is growing as a shrub you need to double check once or twice per year that the "suckers" are coming from above the graft.

I prefer to train pear and quince into dense, inverted vase shape. Think of it as a multi-crotch tree with the first crotch very low -- essentially a V-shaped shrub with flat-top at about 7-8 feet (2 meters) high.
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