Treefollowing June 2021 - Quincelets!

This year has been a year of interesting weather so far:  a dry cold April and a wet wet wet May.  Here we are in a warm so far June and the Quince Brothers are bedecked with quincelets.

and I mean bedecked!
It looks like against all the odds, almost every blossom has become a quincelet.  I have even done that thing I try not to do, which is to gently give them a little push to see if they are attached - and they are, they actually are.
Both trees, Major and Minor, have more quincelets than I have ever seen before.  
It is tremendously exciting!  Now I whilst I am wildly optimistic about the current state of events I am not unrealistic in believing that every quincelet will become a quince.  I should be so lucky as Kylie would say (sing). 

I will be spending the next month anxiously watching the quincelets.  I just hope they don't turn out to be quincelings ......  I will try to resist routinely testing how well they are attached, but it is difficult to resist.  I will resist stapling or glueing them to the branches, though it is very tempting.

Time, of course, will tell - just wish me luck!

Thanks as ever to Squirrelbasket for stewarding the forest of followed trees.

Stay safe and be kind 

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  1. It was such a beautiful blossom year. It looks like the bees, etc. managed to do their work before the wind and cold struck. Exciting, fingers crossed!

  2. Please adopt the Prince Charles stance when walking near the quinces, just in case you’re tempted to give them another prod! Might this be the year you get to make quince jelly?!

  3. It looks promising. I hope you really will get a good harvest this year.

  4. Fingers crossed for a great quince harvest!

  5. That's a lot of quincelings! Do quinces do that thing that apple trees do and have a"June drop" when they feel they are carrying too many fruits?

  6. An abundance of quincelets! What will you do with them all?

  7. It certainly looks hopeful, so fingers crossed.
    Thanks, and you too. xx


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