marillen at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 16 07:03:28 EDT 2009
It could be a lot of things, including:
Is the tree very vigorous? (possible nitrogen excess) How many inches of growth has it been putting on each year?
Is the tree shaded for a significant part of the day? (possible insufficient light for good fruit bud formation)
Do you have strong dry winds during bloom?
And even though some quinces are self-pollenizing, I've often wondered if other cultivars are not. I don't claim to be a quince expert by any stretch of the imagination, but after staying at a Holiday Inn Express, I began to wonder if my 'Lisle Special' needed a pollenizer. Only after my 'Aromatnaya' begin blooming did the 'Lisle Special' set fruit.
Zone 8, North Carolina Piedmont
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>Sent: Sep 15, 2009 10:33 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] quince
>Speaking of quince, I have one that is at least 10 years old. It has
>rarely had some flowers on it but has never set fruit. Any ideas?
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