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Champion quince trees

  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Cookery 

Champion is a popular quince, suitable for most of the drier areas of the UK. The spring blossom is particularly attractive.

Order now for delivery week commencing 8th December 2014 onwards (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Champion quince trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £18.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Champion

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive blossom

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green


Pollination guide for Champion

Champion is in flowering group 2. Champion is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Champion quince trees

Champion prefers a dry location with a southern aspect - but is more tolerant of wetter conditions than other quinces.

Although considered self-fertile, in practice cropping is improved if there is a compatible pollinator - try planting Meech's Prolific or Serbian Gold nearby.

Varieties with similar picking times to Champion

< Slightly earlier

Vranja

About the same time

Meech's ProlificSerbian Gold

Slightly later >



Historical details

United States, 1870s.


Botanical name

Cydonia oblonga 'Champion'




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