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QUINCE, CHAMPION
Cydonia oblonga Champion

Quinces are very attractive so are grown as ornamental specimens as well as for their early produced fruit. They produce many large, solitary, blush-pink flowers in spring followed by pear-shaped, excellent flavoured, very aromatic fruits in autumn, which store well. These are good for jam, jelly, wine or added to apple dishes where they add a wonderful extra flavour. Self-fertile but produces even better crops if two different varieties are planted. Quinces need a warm position and a moist soil and flourish as waterside specimens.

Very attractive small tree often grown as an ornamental specimen as well as for its early production of fruit. Many large, solitary, blush-pink flowers in spring up to 5cm (2 ins) across. Medium sized, aromatic, rounded pear-shaped fruit of distinctive flavour in autumn, which store well. These are good for jam, jelly, wine or added to apple dishes where they add a wonderful extra flavour.
Leaves grey, hairy beneath. Flesh turns a pink colour on cooking.
Self-fertile but produces better crops if two different varieties are planted. Quinces need a warm position and a moist soil and flourish as waterside specimens.
Rootstock Quince A. Plant 10-12ft (3-3.7m) apart. Half standard trees available for collection from Garden Centre.

Season of Use: Oct

 Br
 
17.95 Bare rooted stock will be available
from Nov., see below/right.


We are starting despatching plants mail-order again, but have a large backlog to clear. Orders placed now will be delivered in around 2 weeks. Bare-rooted plants (marked br or tr) can only be sent when they are dormant (November March).

The Garden Centre is currently open 10am to 4pm Sunday to Wednesday, and 10am to 6pm Thursday - Saturday, for more information see www.buckinghamgardencentre.co.uk.

Where possible please contact us by email as we have reduced number of staff available to answer phone calls. The mail order office if open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

All prices include VAT where applicable.

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