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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post
    Looks more or less what I'd have done, and you have a lovely sunny spot, so fingers crossed years of fruiting to come.

    Just one point, there seems to be an almost vertical central leader branch ( maybe in part a trick of the angle the photo is taken from). There's nothing wrong with this as such, but it can be that that branch will dominate the res of the tree in time. It mostly then depends on whether you are happy with that look (bit more Xmas tree shape) or whether you want a more open tree (upside down umbrella) - if you chose the latter, then either next year or a bit later, a good part of that central branch will need to be pruned out.
    Yeah that position get sun pretty much most of the day so hopefully the quince will do pretty well there.

    The branch you mention is indeed vertical. I don't really want a triangle shaped tree, I think I'd be happier with an umbrella tree shape so if the vertical branch grows too high compared to the other branches I will indeed have to prune it back. For now I might just nick above the branch on the left as it is quite a bit smaller and weaker than the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selymbria View Post
    That fence is 5ft tall so tree is about 10ft. Fence is on the east side and right of the tree is south, so tree has full sun.
    Is there a way to learn what rootstock it is? I just learned there are different types.
    As already said look towards the bottom of the trunk and see if you can see a joint, you should be able to see one on the picture on my tree quite clearly even with the mesh around it.

    I think i see one on yours inside the red circle but a clearer picture of that area would be needed to be sure

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    If it's grafted then i would guess it's probably a quince A but if not then as already said it would be growing on its own roots and from what I've read can reach up to 5m in height.

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    Here is close shot, I think it is grafted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selymbria View Post
    Here is close shot, I think it is grafted.
    You're probably right about it being grafted - one way to be sure would be to let one of the suckers from the roots, which currently have been pruned off, grow a bit. If the leaves on the sucker are different to those on the rest of the tree, then its definitely grafted.

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    Thats a good idea, thank you Nick

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    You're very welcome - happy gardening :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selymbria View Post
    Here is close shot, I think it is grafted.
    I'd guess it's probably been grafted too but do what Nick said to do.

    I've got a question for you regarding fruiting and growth of your quince tree. Did you let it fruit as soon as possible and did you notice the tree still growing whilst/after fruiting? Mine is about 6ft and i would like it to grow bigger but I'd also like to try a few fruits this year (assuming the blossoms turn in to fruit although i did see a bee jumping from blossom to blossom a few days ago).

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    I have not intervened in any way except very light pruning so far. My tree has been fruiting since I bought it bare rooted 5 years ago and it was advertised as 2/3 year old tree when I bought it. It was about 3ft tall. My tree fruits a lot, actually kore than I can consume so this year I will remove half of fruits at early stage to see if remaining ones will be larger. It deserves better care tbh.

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