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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Common quince

Genus of one species of deciduous tree or shrub occuring at woodland margins and on rocky slopes in southwestern Asia.

The aromatic, edible fruit used for preserves and flavouring.

Not to be confused with the flowering quince, Chaenomeles

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Fruit - Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit - attractive, shallowly bowl-shaped flowers are followed by aromatic, pear-like ornamental fruit, edible when cooked.
  • Tall Shrub - or tree
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - fruits best after a long, hot summer. Probably predates apple in cultivation and most historical references to apple relate to quince. Marmalade was originally quince jam.
  • Pests & Diseases - quince leaf blight, fireblight, mildew.
  • Place of origin - Asia
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
Cydonia - Growing Guide

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CYDONIA oblonga 'Vranja'  AWARD

CYDONIA oblonga 'Vranja'  >

Commonly known as: Common quince.
White or pale rose flowers with large golden yellow fruits in October which are suitable for jam making
Large £50.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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