|I had some quince rootstock sucker and I mounded shredded brush over their bases them last summer. I also covered the pile of mulch with dog food bags.|
|Etiolation is how plants respond to darkness. One happy outcome is that the sun does not destroy the growth regulators that would otherwise cause rooting.|
|Well, lookie here!|
|This is a bunch of rootstocks that I broke apart and planted.|
|Some were on the skinny side for roots|
|Others were well endowed.|
|While planting the rootstocks I noticed a couple of peach seedlings.|
|Close up of peach twig.|
Some pears cultivars are compatible with quince, which results in a dwarf pear tree. Here is a list of compatible cultivars from a reputable source.
Quince are staging a minor come back in their own right. Part of that is a growing interest in middle-Eastern cuisine.
|This is a cultivar named Claribel. It was grown from seed collected in the Russian Federation...close to where the Battle of Stalingrad was fought. Do you suppose it gets cold there?|
The remainder of this post are lifted from a presentation Joseph Postman gave.
|This is a compilation based on several years of data.|
|This is a gratuitous picture of a Quince.|
|An image taken at the ARS Quince orchard in Oregon|