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Blog posts for the month of April,2019.
Convinced of Quince ?4/6/2019 8:42:28 AM

I've heard of Quince tree's and bushes and finally decided to give some ago.
We'll see how they do, they are difficult to find, Willis Orchards had some and I was luck enough to get a few.  Picked up a Red Baron Peach tree too.  Historically I don't have good luck with Willis Orchards, though the stock they send is great looking, I think it's just Georgia is such a different soil type and zone than Missouri, the tree's often experience shock, and even though they ship FedEx, the tree's often show up with dried up roots, or budded out and the new leaves dried up, which is disappointing.
But they are one of the few places that carry Quince tree's so got to try.
Stark Brothers is supposed to have some this fall and spring 2020, so depending on how these do, I will keep trying.

QTY Description From Picture
3 Smyrna Quince
The Smyrna Quince is the most popular quince used by famous chefs. Widely used for cooking in Europe, the quince fruit trees are finding new attention now in America. The Smyrna Quince is a large apple shaped fruit with lemon yellow skin and excellent flavored tender flesh. This self-fertile fruit is highly perfumed and ripens September to October. (100 Chill Hours) Grows in zones: 5 - 9
Willis Orchards
2 Orange Quince
The Orange Quince is a very adaptable growing well in a range of conditions. This tree is just about as hardy as the peach, surviving temperatures as low as 0º F. Its branches will most likely die back if exposed to temperatures below -15º F, though the root will survive. The Quince can grow up to 20 feet high with unusual, crooked branches. They do best grown in moist, heavy soils and are often found in the wild near creek banks making this fruit a delicacy for wildlife. The orange quince bears heavily with large, bright yellow pear shaped fruits that are flavorful and aromatic. The fruit ripens in October through December and can extend through February in some colder areas. The Orange Quince is a self fertile tree and requires 300 chill hours.
Grows in zones: 5 - 9
Willis Orchards
1 Red Baron Peach
The Red Baron Peach Tree is a patented variety of unsurpassed excellence. Not only is the fruit a large, beautiful red, but the tree itself is prized for its large double red blossoms that cover the tree for several weeks in early spring. These delicious 3" diameter fruits ripen over an extended period of time from mid-July to mid-August, and require a low 250 chill hours.
Willis Orchards
2 Pineapple Quince
The Pineapple Quince is popular for its firm aromatic white flesh with a delicious pineapple-like flavor. This large pear-shaped fruit has smooth, golden yellow skin that is good for fresh eating or for fine jellies. Quince Trees are self-fertile and ripen large crops of fruit in September. (100 Chill Hours)
Grows in zones: 5 - 9
Willis Orchards
2 Jumbo Quince
This large bright-yellow fuzzy cousin of pears and apples is getting a boost from the Agricultural Research Service and making a come back. In Colonial times, many American orchards boasted at least one quince and vendors sold them along with pears and apples. Jumbo Quince fruits are hard and sour when raw. When heated their flesh turns rosy, soft and sweet. An excellent variety for making tarts, pies, butters, marmalades and jellies. The fragrant aroma from the fruit of the jumbo quince has an appealing drawing to large wildlife. The fruit typically ripens in October through December. The Jumbo Quince is disease tolerant and cold hardy growing in zones 5-9. Choose Willis Orchards for top-quality quince fruit trees for sale! Grows in zones: 5 - 9
Willis Orchards

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