Quince Tree - Portugal
Origin: Introduced to the UK in 1611
Rootstock: Quince A
Size : Maiden
Harvest : October
The Portugal, an old and popular quince, was brought to the UK by noted naturalist and gardener John Tradescent in the early 17th century. Tradescent was a great plant finder and, like his son, gardener to the King. Quince was a common ingredient in medieval and and Elizabethan cooking, before apples and pears became popular. Portugal has a reputation for bearing the earliest and best flavoured fruit for quince jelly, although it is perhaps the least hardy of the quince varieties recommended for growing in the UK. Like other quinces it has attractive blossom and is self fertile.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
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All our quince trees are bare root. At the height of the lifting season - between November and March - there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for quince trees from March to September are confirmed in late October/ early November ready for dispatch from November. Please consult our planting and care guide on receipt of your order.