Quince A vs Quince C
Hello, a family member recently ordered a Vranja Quince tree for me from a reputable garden centre. We very specifically ordered a Quince C rootstock because I only have a small garden, and we spent some time explaining this. However, the tree has now been delivered and it is a Quince A rootstock. The man at the garden centre has said his Quince C trees were 'not up to their usual standard' and so decided to send the Quince A. He says I can keep the tree small with summer pruning. I'm not very happy with this as I was after a small tree that would require minimal upkeep. Any fruit is a bonus but I don't need it to be super-prolific. I am hoping to keep the tree to around 7ft tall by 4-5ft wide. I have a couple of 10 yr old M27 apple trees which I minimally prune and I was hoping the Quince C would be like these but slightly taller. Obviously I know that I'm within my rights to return the tree, etc, but it just seems such a lot of hassle (posting trees). So I wanted to know whether a Quince A tree really could be kept this small and whether this would be a lot of work? I'm assuming the trunk would eventually be much sturdier and it would be much bushier? Does anyone have any photos of a mature Quince A that's been kept small? I don't want to find myself having to remove the tree in 10-20 years because it's too big - and I'm also wary of leaving a problem for any future inhabitant of my house.