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Smyrna Quince Tree (Standard) - FT215

Smyrna Quince Tree (Standard)
$24.99
  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • Free shipping within the Continental US for each full box of 10 bare root trees. $20 flat rate shipping for each partial box of 1-9 trees. Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity.
  • Not registered for sale in: HI, AK, PR
  • Pre-Order Today!
  • Available to ship as soon as: January 9, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.

ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS

When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.


On standard Quince rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-13
  • Chill hours: 300
  • Harvest: September 25 - October 15
  • Looks: Extremely large fruit with light yellow flesh under bright yellow skin.
  • Personality: Strongly aromatic.
  • Facts of note: Attractive tree has dark green foliage, very showy bloom; tolerates wet soil. Very productive with excellent flavor for preserves and baking. Stores longer than other varieties. The variety was brought from Turkey a century ago.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

Quince has a culture similar to apples and pears, and may be grown successfully in both cooler tropical locations and colder temperate regions. The fruit is used stewed, preserved or made into jams and jellies. Not fussy about soils except light, shallow soils likely to dry out; heavy, moist soils are particularly good and established trees can withstand periods of very wet conditions, but this does not mean that quinces like poorly drained situations. Susceptible to iron deficiency under alkaline conditions; hence they prefer slightly acid soils. Flowers late, but may still be damaged by late frost. Very susceptible to fire blight in much of the U.S.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

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