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    Hi Skogar. Agree with Nickdub about the poorly tree. We have suffered for a number of years from assorted quince tree problems. Last year, a friend dumped a load of muck right by our tree and it has thrived. The other quince trees in our valley (one looks to have been a self-seeded tree from several years back, the other was cared for vaguely by its owner) have died this year, mostly due to drought but also weakened by diseases. Ours is laden with fruit for the first time in years.

    We have clay soil too. Once you get the tree in the ground and feed and water it, it should pick up. Note that they don't like getting wet leaves and are very prone to fungal disease if they spend a long period of time damp in spring. Quince trees will put out a second flush of leaves if the first lot drop off, but fungal problems are very difficult to eradicate once they get going.
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    My quince is getting ripe and I plan to pick them all in 2 weeks. The strong winds over the weekend in Kent caused very few to drop meaning they still need to ripen a bit more.
    The rot/ fungal disease is hard to control, best U find is to pick brown or spotted leaves and fruit and bin them. I will apply a tree wash once leaves fall.

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    ^I can smell that from here. Just love the perfume of quince.
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    Think the quince have here is a flowering large bush type. About 2m tall by 3m wide on a wall. Fruit is yellow and somewhere between large strawberry, small apple in size. Question is does this produce something edible and therefore deserve attention such as adding manure , seaweed, etc ?

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    Sounds like you have something more like an ornamental quince - those are usually grown for the flowers, but I think you can still eat the fruit if you want to. Perhaps the best bet would be to boil some down with a bit of sugar and see what they taste like - if you like the flavour then you could see whether the size would be better if the tree got a bit more looking after.
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    Does anyone have a pear tree I can get a cutting? I will try to graft it to my quince tree.

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    Hi all,

    Lardman kindly sent pear Scion and I am counting days to graft it.

    In the meantime, I would like to apply a winter tree wash but there is always minus degrees overnight. Shall I still wait or apply? I am doing my own mix with baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and soap.

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    Any idea whether I could graft conference scions from a friends one onto my fruiting flowering ornamental type quince (large bush about 2m tall by 3m wide on a wall. Fruit is yellow and somewhere between large strawberry, small apple in size)
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