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Quince - Meech's Prolific

Quinces have long been cultivated in southern Europe and Asia, prized for their pungent aromatic fruits that make the most delicious jelly. Meech's Prolific is an American variety that given a sunny sheltered site should crop reliably throughout most of Britain. Despite their Mediterranean origin quinces also thrive in damp soils and heavy clay.

Season: October - January

Rootstock: Quince A (semi-dwarf)

Planting Distance: 4m (13ft)

Approximate Height: 3m (10ft) after 10 years

All quinces are self-fertile. Instances of poor pollination are nearly always caused by bad weather at blossom time, limiting the activity of insects.

This quince tree is growing on a semi-dwarf rootstock, ideal for the average garden.

Quinces need a sunny site and a neutral soil to crop well, a pH of 6.5 - 7.5 is ideal.