[NAFEX] quince pollination
marillen at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 17 20:25:27 EDT 2009
Sounds like what you are describing is a different plant from the genus Chaenomeles. I was talking about Cydonia oblonga.
>From: Kieran &/or Donna <holycow at frontiernet.net>
>Sent: Sep 16, 2009 11:30 PM
>To: Anton Callaway <marillen at earthlink.net>, North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] quince pollination
>I've wondered about quinces and pollination myself. TTU used to have some
>quinces that cropped like crazy every year. They had the little white, red
>and orange ones from Hector's nursery, and they had Toya Nishiki which I
>adore anyway, so the nice fragrant fruits meant I just had to have one
>myself. Well, it turns out they bloom too early for our microclimate. Tech
>has all those nice big brick buildings to hold in the heat and stop the
>wind. This year as usual despite the mild spring I have no fruit, but was
>thrilled to find a big old bush at a rental house in town with a nice little
>haul of fragrant fruit. I don't think they need a pollinator, but might
>crop better with one nearby. Have a good look inside your blossoms, make
>sure they don't have black dead centers, because no amount of pollination is
>going to overcome the effects of frost. Donna
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