When I wrote the Tree following post for May we had just had some late frosts. These frosts caused quite a lot of damage in the garden though superficially the quince trees seemed untouched. The frosts were followed by gale force winds and then baking hot sun and no rain. May was been a bit of a month. June has started with some very welcome rain. I can almost hear the garden drinking.
The gale force winds in particular stripped many of the quincelets in particular from Quince Minor. I think these were the ones killed off by the frosts.
Thankfully nature has a way of trying to make things right when it can and both Quince Minor
and Quince Major have responded by having some late blossoms.
Even with this late helping hand there are still quincelets on both trees.
The ones are Quince Minor are quite a lot smaller than those on Quince Major
They are different quince varieties so this may not mean much in itself. I am feeling relatively hopeful I might get at least one quince per tree this year.
Time, as ever, will tell.
More followed trees can be found here on Squirrelbasket's blog