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Grafting (or not) Qunince

Posted by David Maxwell 
Grafting (or not) Qunince
February 21, 2016 03:56PM
This is slightly oblique, but an interesting issue. I have a Quince of Portugal tree which is bearing abundantly. Last year I saved seed from this tree, and sprouted it, with great success - the seedlings are 4 ft. high in one year. There are no other quince trees within 15 miles, (there are quinces on old homesteads some distance from me), so my quinces have self-pollinated. The question now is whether quinces come true to seed - are my seedling quinces Quince of Portugal trees? If not, I shall simply use them as understock and graft fresh tops from known true vegetative wood.
So, my question is not how to graft, but whether.

Broomholm Orchard
Zone 5b in Nova Scotia
Re: Grafting (or not) Qunince
February 23, 2016 11:51AM
Hi David,

I have heard that named varieties of quince will come close, but may not be considered totally true from seed, so I vote for growing out the seedlings as root stock and graft 'em

Then you'll be sure

Good luck

Gopher Hill Apples
Zone 8 in California

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/23/2016 11:52AM by Paul Weir.
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