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Hi all!

I bought a garden that grows very old grown quince general. Unfortunately it has never been maintained and has so much promotanou crown. Can anyone advise how she make the cut? Thank you in advance for information.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,863

    Hi Jana - am I right in understanding this is the fruit tree Latin name Cydonia which produces large fruit for cooking with and making jelly etc like this one?



    and not the ornamental quince Chaenomeles which is a flowering shrub like the one below




    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hi,

    I mean fruit tree Cydonia.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,863

    Thought so image  Lucky you image  They are beautiful trees, especially when they have blossom, and I love cooking with quinces.

    The thing you must remember is that they bear the fruit on the tips of the shoots formed the previous year, so don't shorten the branches or you will lose the fruit.

    Mature quinces don't usually need much in the way of pruning, but you may need to remove some branches if the crown is overcrowded.  This thinning should be done in the winter, not now when the sap is rising and the tree will be starting into growth. You will have to wait until Dec/Jan. 

    The thing to do now is to give the roots a good feed with some Fish, Blood and Bone fertiliser (as directed on the packet) and then mulch with some well-rotted manure or garden compost.

    Good luck image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Yes, I agree Cydonia are beautiful trees. This was unfortunately a lot of really neglected for many years and was originally dwarf tree on the bottom line. A weathering and agedness tree looks like two intertwined lot of large squid and even in production. I want to save him, to be able to spawn again. 

    Thank you.

  • I would like here to insert a photo as she has Cydonia looks. Unfortunately I was unable to insert a photo. Can anyone advise what to do? Thank you.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Click the lttle green tree at the top of the reply box and follow the instructions.  Doesn't work on ipads or smartphones though.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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  • Thank you. It was my fault that it did not work. But with my Cydonia you really need advice. I want to preserve it and do something with it, so once again flourished and spawned.

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