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Cydonia oblonga Vranga

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Quince Vranga

Interesting specimen and fruit is ideal for making jam and jelly

Quince have been grown in our gardens for centuries and are valued for their fruits which are used to make jams and jellies - their bitter taste makes them unsuitable to eat raw. This beautiful tree has large white flowers in late spring and the long fruits follow. They are very ornamental and can be gathered and placed in a bowl where their scent will fill a room.

Where?

Happiest in well drained soil and full sun where it will eventually grow into a small tree.

How?

Enrich the soil before planting by adding organic matter - homemade garden compost or well rotted manure is fine for this. Water occasionally until your plant has established.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 250 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 220 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Clay
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June
Fruiting September - November
Cropping November - November