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Serbian Gold quince trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Serbian Gold is an "apple-shaped" quince, which can be grown in most parts of the UK.

Like many quinces, Serbian Gold has some ornamental value, with the wood, leaves, pink/white blossom and fruit all being attractive.

The fruit should be picked towards the end of September in the UK, and then stored for 1-2 months at room temperature to ripen.

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Serbian Gold quince trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2014 - April 2015)

Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - Quince A rootstock £29.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) Half-standard premium - 12l pot - Quince A rootstock £35.45

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

Medium  (2.5m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince C rootstock £19.95
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince A rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me

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 Serbian Gold

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive tree
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: Serbia
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


Pollination guide for Serbian Gold

Serbian Gold is in flowering group 2. Serbian Gold is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Serbian Gold quince trees

Serbian Gold is very resistant to leaf rust infections which can affect quinces.

It is also is one of the hardiest of quince varieties, but even so try to plant in a sunny aspect if possible. Training against a south-facing wall is a good idea, as this will promote good quality fruit as well as being an attractive garden feature.

Serbian Gold is self-fertile and no pollination partner is required.

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Historical details

Serbian Gold is also known as Leskovac, after the town in Serbia where it may have originated.

Note that Serbian Gold is not the same as the similarly-named Serbian Quince. The difference is that Serbian Gold is an "apple-shaped" quince whereas Serbian Quince is a "pear-shaped" quince.


Botanical name

Cydonia oblonga 'Serbian Gold'




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