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What is wrong with my quince ?

I planted a quince tree about 5 years ago. The label said it was self fertile and should produce fruits straight away.

Every year, it flowers in the spring, then all the blossom drops but no fruits ever appear.

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After the flowers, the leaves are covered in a grey powdery stuff, sometimes rust.

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Last winter, I cut the tre right back and it seemed to like it because it grew back to almost its original size and flowered a lot, but the same problem happened again.

Any idea? Can it be saved? image

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  • Anyone? Pretty please!  image

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,496

    I don't know why your quince isn't setting fruit, but the powdery stuff is mildew, usually caused by a lack of water. So keep it well watered.

    You'll need to wait until a quince expert sees your post, but I'm sure you'll get an answer here.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,630

    You mentioned it's now 5-6 years old. Normally from 4 years onwards you should only like prune any small branches and keep the main shape. I think you have cut too much off and the plant cannot recover in the coming year to produce fruit, because the stems are too young. Resist this hard annual prune from now on and hopefully, you will get fruits next year.

  • Thank you all for your responses.

    I will definitely give the  copper based fungicide a try and I will not prune it this year!

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