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Cydonia oblonga ‘Vranja’

Quince

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  • Cydonia oblonga ‘Vranja’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite, pale pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Cydonia oblonga ‘Vranja’ (Quince). A deciduous, spreading tree with pale grey-green leaves surrounding large, white or pale pink flowers which emerge in late spring, followed by strongly fragrant, yellow fruit.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

S.W. Asia

Interest and use

The fruits can be eaten raw or cooked.

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  • Cydonia oblonga ‘Vranja’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy, but grow against a south or west facing wall in cold areas. They require a sunny position with fertile well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate the species by seed in autumn, cultivators by softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Brown rot and fireblight.

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