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Serbian Gold quince trees

Cydonia oblonga
Serbian Gold
Serbian Gold is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Serbian Gold is probably the best quince variety for the UK climate.

Serbian Gold quince trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £29.00
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  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £32.50
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  • BR32-year half-standard bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £37.25
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Serbian Gold (or Leskovac) 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.

How to grow

Quinces have an obvious resemblance to pears - and quince rootstocks are widely used for propagating pears. 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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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.

Serbian Gold characteristics

Growing

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