[nafex] Russian quince released

Mark Lee mark.lee.phd at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 15:10:45 EST 2013


Jerry,
What is special about these varieties of quince that you wanted to import
them? How do they compare to the varieties already available.
-Mark, Seattle

On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 6:40 PM, <Jwlehman at aol.com> wrote:

>
> A few years back three quince came in from Russia under my import permit.
> These now have been unconditionally released by Beltsville and need not be
> grown in quarintine. I'll have a limited amount of wood from the USDA that
> can
> be shared.
>
> These varieties are expermintal. In the past I've had two bear fruit and
> just as with all quince they are too firm to eat out of hand from the tree.
> But they made excellant cider with no additives. The bad news is they are
> very
> suseptable to Fire Blight. I managed to keep them a few years by
> continually prunning all summer. They aren't recommend for growers in
> areas with heavy
> Fireblight infections or of you don't have the time to prune out infected
> wood often.
>
> If anyone would like some cuttings send me an em off line. It will be first
> come, first served. All I ask is reimbursement of postage after you receive
> the material.
>
> Jerry
>
>
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