Sunday, 8 January 2017

Tree Following January 2017 - you got a friend

Way back in the day when I purchased my quince tree it said very clearly on the label that it was self-fertilising.  I believed this and took it at its word.  Now it may well be a self-fertilising tree, but so far the quincelets are not developing to maturity and this is a disappointment.  Every year the tree gets a year older and a year more mature.  Who knows, this may be the year that it is mature enough to enable a quince to fully develop, who knows.

So far this winter I have opened up more light for the quince tree by pruning neighbouring trees in an attempt to give it more help.  I have also bought it a friend, yes I now have two quince trees in the garden.  The original tree is 'Vranja' and I have bought a Oblonga 'Champion' to keep it company.  This tree is also labelled as self fertilising and apparently (believe it or not) is ready to fruit.  Yes the seller made the bold claim it is ready to fruit.
I am therefore hoping that might two self-fertilising trees will encourage each other to self fertilise or indeed fertilise each other and produce a quince.

Is it cheating to introduce a second tree into tree following - probably

Am I going to drive you all twice as crazy by having two quince trees disappoint me with a lack of quinces - very likely.

How much do I care on a scale of 1 to 10..... I might need to avoid answering that.

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8 comments :

  1. Good luck with the changes you have made. You certainly are committed!
    I wonder if your title "you got a friend" refers to the James Taylor/Carole King song or Toy Story? Or not...
    Blwyddyn Newydd Dda to you and your quince - I hope you will be very happy together :)

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    1. Thanks - I was thinking of James Taylor/Carole King :) but the other one would do just as well.

      Diolch :)

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  2. No, of course it's not cheating to buy a second tree! I hope you have more success now and that we can look forward to photos of lots of little quincelets!

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    1. Thanks - there might be quite a few photos :)

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  3. Dear Alison
    I think buying it a friend is a really good idea. If necessary, you can introduce an element of competition to the proceedings. "Look, the 'Champion' has started to fruit - you're not going to let it win, are you?"
    Good luck with both of your trees. Perhaps 2017 will be a good year for Quince trees!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  4. I'll be very interested to see what happens to yours now you have two, whilst I'll still only have one. Good luck. I really hope 2017 is the quince year for you.

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  5. So twice the suspense! I like it :-)

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  6. I'm sure that you'll get some tasty quince fruits eventually. Waiting for something good...

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