Self-fertile Vranja Quince trees make a lovely addition to any garden or orchard, the blossom itself is a very attractive addition in Spring, pink in colour and highly ornamental. The large sweet pear-shaped fruits mature into a golden colour in October. Grown on a semi-dwarfing rootstock, the tree could make an ultimate height of 3-4 metres.
Our Vranja Quince Trees are grafted onto a Quince A rootstock and should produce a tree of 3-4 metres in height when mature making them a manageable size for most gardens.
Like most fruit trees, Quinces dislike very wet soils although they are a little more forgiving than many other species, try and give your new Quince tree pride of place when planting – the sunniest and most sheltered site that has space. Although these are tough and hardy trees (they originate from the Iranian mountains where it can get very cold!) the best fruiting follows from the best conditions at the time of flowering (dry weather is best) and plenty of sun as the fruits develop.
A colourful and decorative blossom, ‘Vranja’ can make a lovely display if trained against a garden wall, in a fan shape, and one of very few that can be. The fruits have the distinct strong quince aroma that will make excellent Jellies and preserves, a must for anyone’s Autumn stores.
When planting Vranja quince Trees we recommend adding Rootgrow, as with all new fruit trees it pays to keep the area around the base of your tree completely clear of competing weeds and grass, ideally a circle of 0.5-1 metre across. A generous mulch of bark chippings or similar will also aid establishment by trapping moisture in dry spells and keeping it available to the young tree.