[nafex] speaking of quinces

Jay Cutts orders at cuttsreviews.com
Mon Jan 16 17:59:35 EST 2017


Hi, Anton.

Thanks for checking in. I've still never seen a flower on the tree. I 
think I have an idea of what a flower bud might look like and it seems 
like I've seen a few but no flower. I'm going to try a different variety 
and see how it does.

I wish I knew how to identify flower buds on it. Then I could check and 
see if there are any and if they seem to lose viability at some point 
before spring.

Regards,

Jay

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On 1/16/2017 3:49 PM, Anton Callaway wrote:
> Jay,
>
> How are your quinces doing?
>
> Embarassingly, I just noticed that you had attempted to send an email to me last year.  I was cleaning up my overflowing inbox and saw that the spamblocker was overly protective and furthermore has auto-deleted the original message.
>
> Please accept my apologies for the very late response.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Anton
>
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jay Cutts <orders at cuttsreviews.com>
>> Sent: May 21, 2016 11:20 AM
>> To: Anton Callaway <marillen at earthlink.net>, mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Subject: [nafex] speaking of quinces
>>
>> I have a quince tree here at 7000 feet elevation in NM. It's at least 15
>> years old.
>>
>> It has never flowered. Anyone have any ideas why? Could it be that the
>> cold kills the flower buds? We're not that frigid here (maybe zone 4)
>> but the winters are dry, sunny and windy.
>>
>> Is there any other possible reason? Is there some way I could check to
>> see if it has even formed flower buds in the fall?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jay
>>
>> Jay Cutts
>> Director, Cutts Graduate Reviews
>> Lead Author, Barron's MCAT Prep Book
>> Lead Author, Barron's MCAT Flash Cards
>> Lead Author, Barron's LSAT Prep Book
>> (505)-281-0684
>> 10 am to 10 pm Mt Time, 7 days
>>
>> On 5/21/2016 9:42 AM, Anton Callaway wrote:
>>> Betsy,
>>>
>>> I've been growing quinces for a few decades, but have just about given up because of rust.  If you can't wipe out all the red cedar trees within a 10 mile radius (that's an exaggeration), then you will have problems with rust.  My last ditch effort was to bring in a 'Lisle's Special' quince, which was purported to be resistant to rust.  It is not.  I took out the tree last year.  The only quince I have remaining is a seedling of Lisle's Special.  It is also showing a lot of rust.  I expect it will be yanked out, too in a few years.
>>>
>>> Sorry for the bad news.  I love the fruit also.
>>>
>>> Lester Davis gave me a quince-like tree a few years ago.  It is certainly not C. oblonga, but the fruit is similar in flavor.  It gets rust, but not so severely that I want to remove it.  It also has a wonderful fragrance akin to the C. oblonga fruit from my grandmother's yard and the exfoliating bark is quite ornamental.  You might contact him for more information.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Anton
>>> Piedmont region of NC, near RTP
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Elizabeth Hilborn <ehilborn at mebtel.net>
>>>> Sent: May 17, 2016 8:38 PM
>>>> To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>>>> Subject: [nafex] My poor young quince
>>>>
>>>> I have never tried growing Cydonia oblonga before as we have severe fire
>>>> blight here. However, a site opened up with good ventilation and first
>>>> AM sun. I love the fruit so I bought a tree. It arrived in our warm
>>>> early spring, I was able to protect it from the late freezes. It was
>>>> vigorous and put out at least 10 inches of new growth with healthy leaves.
>>>>
>>>> Now, although it has escaped fire blight, it is suffering extensively
>>> >from rust. The apical meristem is brown and necrotic, each leaf is at
>>>> least somewhat deformed and every petiole is swelling with future
>>>> fruiting bodies. One petiole has already started releasing spores.
>>>>
>>>> I feel like I have staked a goat out in a tiger infested jungle.
>>>>
>>>> So, does anyone have experience with this? Is this young tree destined
>>>> to die a long, protracted death, or can it survive this severe rust
>>>> infection?  I would rather rip the quince out if it is a hopeless cause
>>>> for survival. This IS a bad rust year, my apples are suffering too - not
>>>> every year is so bad....
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Betsy Hilborn
>>>> 7a Central NC
>>>>
>>>>
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