Recommended with Smyrna Quince Tree
- Product Description
- Planting & Care
- Shipping Info
Smyrna QuinceÂ Tree
Smyrna quince has large, elongated fruit that are lemony yellow in color with a highly fragrant flesh. An old variety that was brought to states from Greece over a century ago. This variety stores longer than others. Excellent cooked in sauces, butters, marmalades or preserves. Beautiful small self-fertile tree with pale pink blossoms in spring. Very productive and disease resistant.
|Growing Zone||5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B|
|Mature Height||20-25 FT|
|Mature Width||12-15 FT|
|Sunlight||Part to Full|
Fruitscaping with Peach, Plum, and Nectarine Trees
Quince are one of those old time fruits, rarely seen in the markets of todayâ€™s world. Having lost popularity due to no fault of their own, itâ€™s hard to believe that they occupied such an important place in the kitchens and gardens of almost every rural home at the beginning of the 20th century. Quince has a high pectin content is prized for jelly. The ripe fruit are used for traditional Christmas dinner sauces and added to spicy meat dishes, Weâ€™re pleased to offer some great fruiting varieties and have also included a couple of wonderful flowering quinces. These will bring joy to the dull winter garden and are often the sign of an upcoming spring. Fill your winter flower vases and enjoy your quince sauces on the long days of winter.
Uniquely gnarled and twisted in form, the quince makes an unusual tree to add to the shrubbery border. Delicate, large pale-pink blooms resemble apple blossoms and are sweetly fragrant, as is the ripe fruit. When allowed to sucker and planted closely together, their natural habit lends itself well to forming hedges.
Recommended Fertilizers for Planting and Maintenance
- Starter Fertilizer:Â Â Plant with Espoma Organic Bio-toneÂ® Starter Plus.Â This will increase root mass and help avoid transplant loss in difficult planting conditions.
- Fertilizer to Maintain:Â Â Our varieties of Quince Trees work great with Espoma Organic Citrus-tone Fertilizer.
Click here to find our Full Quince Trees Planting and Growing Guide
Pruning:Â Although quince prefer to grow in a shrub-like habit, they can be trained into a small, graceful tree by keeping the suckers removed from the base of the tree. The open center pruning style is best in hot, humid climates like the Deep South.
Fertilization:Â Adjust your soil to a pH of around 7. This releases extra calcium, preventing bitter rot on ripening fruits. Large amounts of nitrogen should be avoided on Quince as it promotes fire blight. Apply balanced fertilizer in January and June in Florida.
Cultivation:Â Quince prefer well-drained soils. Part to full sun.
Weâ€™re so sorryâ€¦Â but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants outside of the United States, or to the states ofÂ California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also,Â citrus trees cannot be shipped outside of the state of Florida.
Here are some important things to know about your shipments
Unpacking Your Plants Guide:Â Â Prior to receiving our plants, please click this link to read our Unpacking Your Plants GuideÂ to get to know the steps to keeping your plant healthy after receiving it.
We do NOT ship bare root: Â Our trees are shipped in the same exact containers they are grown in, for the most healthy transition. The plants are watered well before they are packed and wrapped in a shipping bag to ensure they stay moist during transit.Â It’s as if you came and picked them up right from our nursery yourself!
Why do we not offer free shipping? At Just Fruits, we price all of our plants online exactly as we do in the nursery. Therefore, the shipping cost is simply what it costs for us to get your order from the nursery to you. Many competitors may increase the plants’ prices in order to hide shipping costs… we do not do that. We want our customers to see exactly what the plant costs are, separate from what the shipping costs are. That way if you decided to come visit the nursery to pick up your plants instead, you would know how much you save in shipping.
Weather Watching:Â Â We now ship all year round! However, we do watch for extreme weather. If there is extremely cold or hot weather expected around your shipment date and on your path of shipment, we will contact you and notify you that we plan to hold the shipment for the next possible shipping date with better conditions. If you ask us to still ship it, through the conditions, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to the plant & UPS will not refund any claims. We love our plants, and do not want to see them die, so we would rather wait until itâ€™s the right time to ship it, than risk losing a plant in transit.