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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Cherry? Reply with quote

Hi there, found this in the hedge of an old abandoned house and garden, very overgrown and flowering profusely. I guess it's some sort of a cherry or crab, anyone know for definite? Flowers are more red than pink, the camera kind of bleached them out a bit.

Also do you reckon I could propagate by cutting?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

japonica
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

japonica/quince Could be the fruit of the Quince, or the ornamental

https://www.google.ie/search?q=quince+flowers&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=U_dKU7nnPKjG7AaxqYCwCQ&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1093&bih=518
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaenomeles Japonica.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Margo. Seems about right
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simple layering will work, you might find a branch that has layered naturally. Otherwise, softwood cuttings in summer.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The autumn fruits are edible when cooked. Very sour though, so lots of sugar needed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. Don't think I'll be able to layer it as it's on someone else's property. I see them on the future forest website for 4..might be a simpler solution!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for it!
As my quince is flowering profusely this year, for the first time (it must be planted eight or ten years and has been left to itself most of the time) I may get loads of fruit. There are lots of recipes for quince jelly on the web, also for quince cheese. I think I'll give it a go, when they are ripe and I'll keep you posted as to the results.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be careful I think the flower you showed was the ornamental quince. They do have fruit but horrible, they have pink blossom.
I had the quince which is about the the same size as a pear and looks like one but hairy. That has a white blossom and will grow into a full size tree if you let it. I had both when I lived in UK but the larger one got rust and I had to cut it back and never got fruit off of it again.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pic posted by Hosta Frequency Kenneth show Chaenomeles sp.
A very common garden shrub.
The common name of which is often Quince.
The flowers can be pink, red, white or even a soft peachy colour. See link.
In the autumn it will have small hard roundish fruits, these can be cooked and turned in to jam,jelly, cheeses.etc.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=chaenomeles+flowers&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=zi9NU4jWO4OTPd-igKgH&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=chaenomeles+fruits&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=-C9NU572AYXQOdmOgegI&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967

The true Quince is actually a tree with pale pinkish flowers and large, scented, pear shaped fruits....the correct name for this is Cydonia oblonga. It is much rarer and only found in specialist gardens..


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cydonia-oblonga-flower_2.JPG

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https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/species/cydonia/oblonga/

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Common names can and often do lead to a lot of confusion.
Especially when talking about plants with people from abroad.
Where as the latin names are universal...what ever language people speak.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like quince to me, chaenomeles japonica as Greengage said. I bought seeds of this and they are currently germinating happily. Supposed to be the one plant that goats won't touch.... I don't have a goat, a friend does, hence why I don't have one. I like the plant tho Very Happy
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