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Greengage
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Quince Reply with quote

Has anyone grown Quince (Cydonia oblonga) If so what success rates have you had with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not in my own garden. I've planted and cared for many in West Sussex, England. Fairly warm, highly alkaline conditions, with a good chance of exposure to sea winds. Go for it. They're tough, and beautiful. They also provide the rootstock for most grafted pears, so if a pear will grow, a quince will. "Vranja" is a reliable cultivar.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers tks for that
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