|Lucky Pittman, one of my fruit growing friends who lives in Western Kentucky (originally from LA), sent me a huge bundle of quince cuttings. He said it was from seeds supplied by Lon Rombough. Lucky said that these cuttings would root from hardwood cuttings and were bullet-proof in his humid, mid-South location. He was right about them rooting from cuttings.|
|A couple of cuttings with roots.|
|One of the better cuttings. Not all cuttings pushed roots. The ones that did best were larger diameter and may have been in the shaded portion of the mother bush.|
|I planted most of them two-to-a-hole. If both survive I will move the smaller one and use it elsewhere.|
|The shape of these fruit is voluptuous. The Kardashians have nothing on Shams Quince.|
Since they are seedlings, the fruit will be different than the maternal tree. I wait with bated breath to see what kind of fruit they produce. The worst that can happen is that I graft them to something else.
|Salamander's woods is filled with this grass, Elymus hystrix. Also known as Eastern Bottlebrush Grass.|
I would not be surprised if some of this seed followed me home some day.