[nafex] Russian quince released

Brungardt, Sam (MPCA) sam.brungardt at state.mn.us
Tue Jan 22 10:43:13 EST 2013


Jerry, please tell us what the names of these quince cultivars are and do you know of any place on the internet that describes them?  Thanks. -- Sam


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Subject: [nafex] Russian quince released


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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