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Quince tree not bearing

Posted by neptune24 GA, 8A (My Page) on
Fri, May 11, 12 at 0:29

In the fall of 2010, I planted a quince tree that was about 8 feet tall, but the trunk was less than an inch thick. It may have grown a foot or so since then. It had some galls last year, which I tried to pinch off. It has had a few this year as well, but seemingly fewer than last year. Anyway, about a month ago, the tree had lots of flowers on it. However, it doesn't appear that there is any fruit growing on the tree. (It didn't bear last year either.) Does it take years and years before quince trees start to bear? Thanks for any info.


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RE: Quince tree not bearing

It will probably bear next year. I have a quince I planted in 2010 and it set two fruits this year, so it did "barely bear".

Scott


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RE: Quince tree not bearing

Do 'self-fertile' trees like Quinces still need pollination from a bee to pollinate it from another flower on the same tree?

Just curious as this year was unusually warm early spring, and maybe some of the bees weren't out pollinating yet in early April?


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RE: Quince tree not bearing

No bees on my quince tree--they bloom too early here for bees to be around--still makes plenty of fruit--no other quince trees around for 1/2 mile.

Give the Neptune tree a couple of more years.


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RE: Quince tree not bearing

Thanks, everyone, for the helpful responses. OK, I'll take the advice Julie Andrews gave out in "The Sound of Music":

Just wait...a year...or two. ;)


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Only a few "eating" quinces are going to do OK in 8a in Georgia so keep an eagle-eye out for fireblight.

Many ornamental quinces (different genera) do fine and a few have edible fruit, though mainly for jelly.

I have "Orange" quince, which has survived the prevalence of fireblight. It is possibly the most common eating quince for this climate.


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RE: Quince tree not bearing

Thanks, gonebananas. My quince is Cydonia oblonga--don't know if that helps. So far, it doesn't seem to have any fire blight (just some galls). However, I Googled fire blight, and the pictures look EXACTLY like what I have on my 20-year-old pear trees, and also (to a lesser extent) on some of my apple trees. (I thought it was just our drought.) What can be done about fire blight?


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Just bumping this back up. So is fire blight curable?


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