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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.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree Quince Eline rootstock £57.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG2Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree Quince A rootstock £63.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Quince Eline rootstock £39.75
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree Quince A rootstock £39.75
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Fruit tree delivery to EuropeEU delivery
This variety is also available for delivery to Europe. Contact us for details.

Serbian Gold (or Leskovac) is arguably the best-suited quince variety for the UK climate.  Warm sunny weather in spring is important for quince trees but of course not something that can be relied on in the UK - but Serbian Gold will generally set a crop even if the spring weather is poor, when other varieties may struggle.

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

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.