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Smyrna Quince Tree (Standard) - FT215

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$24.99
Out of stock
  • 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
  • Sold out for the season. Available again in January 2015.
  • Will begin shipping: January 9, 2015
Trees ship out of our warehouse as soon as we receive them (Dec-Jan). Watch our Heeling In Bare Root Trees video if you won't be ready to plant when the trees arrive.

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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