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Champion quince trees

Cydonia oblonga

Champion is a popular and regular-cropping quince, suitable for most of the drier areas of the UK.

The spring blossom is particularly attractive.

Champion quince trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £22.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £31.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year half-standard bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £36.45
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

United States, 1870s.

Champion characteristics

Using

    Growing

    • Fruit bearingTip-bearer

    Problems

      Climate

      • Summer average maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)

      Identification