Serbian Gold

Quince

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Highly productive variety from Serbia used for all culinary proposes. Healthy tree with good resistance to leaf blight. Read more

Attributes

  • Storing: December
  • Tip-bearer
  • Pollination group 2
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Ornamental
  • Picking month: Early October
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Relatively trouble-free
  • Award-winning
  • Disease-resistant

Container Options

Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock Quince Eline® Size 12L container Form Bush £54.00
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Rootstock Quince A Size 12L container Form Half-Standard £62.00
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Bare root Options

Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock Quince Eline® Size 1 year Form Maiden £32.00
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Rootstock Quince A Size 1 year Form Maiden £32.00
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Full Description

Description: Serbian Gold is a highly productive variety from Serbia, locally known as ‘Leschovach’. The fruits are greenish-yellow and tend to be 'apple shaped'. Flesh is rich and aromatic, turns rose pink once it's been cooked. Used for all culinary purposes including Quince Liqueur, Quince Cheese or Quince Marmalade. Great ornamental value producing attractive pinkish-white blossom in the Spring followed by silver coloured, unique leaves. A very healthy tree with good resistance to leaf blight, also worthy of planting in larger numbers. Can be planted in most parts of the UK.

History: Originated from Leschovach in Serbia during the 1900s.

Quince Growing Tips: Perform at their best when planted in a sunny position. Happy in most soils as long as they are particularly moist yet well-drained. Easy to look after and not prone to many of the more common fruit problems, although some varieties can be susceptable to Quince Leaf Blight. The fruits can be stored in a cool, dry and dark place on shallow trays for up to three months. Allow the fruits to mature for six weeks before using.

Some FAQs

Tree Care

Your tree will have been pruned prior to despatch so there should be no need to prune straight away. The only exception is a bare root maiden which will not have been pruned. Some varieties will benefit from being pruned later – please see the variety specific information.

We would advise watering your tree when planting and then regularly during the first summer in the ground. Thereafter the level of watering will depend on the soil and weather conditions. It is best to not let young trees dry out.

A free booklet with simple instructions will also be included with your order.

You can also find more information in the ‘Advice’ section of our website. Click here for ‘How to Plant a Container Tree’ and here for ‘How to Plant a Bare Root Tree’.

Trees should always be planted as soon as possible. The only exception would be bare root trees if the soil is very frozen or waterlogged, in which case heel the trees in until the ground is ready. Bare root trees must be planted before new growth appears in spring, this is usually in March.

If your tree is to be kept in a container, then we’d advise repotting into a larger container as soon as possible. Please check to see whether the tree is suitable for a pot before purchasing.

Delivery

Yes, you can collect the trees from the nursery. Please select the ‘Collect’ option when placing the order. We will email you as soon as your order is ready for collection, we will then need at least two working days to prepare your order.

The delivery charge is calculated according to the number of boxes needed to send the trees. One container grown tree will need one box; bare root trees vary but we can usually get about three in a box. The total delivery cost will be shown when you place the order.

We currently do not deliver to any addresses outside of mainland Great Britain.

We will notify you by email when your order has been despatched. It will usually be delivered within three days from notification.

Our boxes are 2 metres tall and 30cm square.

We are unable to offer a scheduled delivery service as we cannot guarantee an exact delivery date. We can aim for a specific week if you let us know.

Our courier company will leave the package in the safest place if there is no one there, so there is no need to sign for the delivery.

Container grown trees are available from August and bare root trees are available from November. We always aim to deliver your order as soon as every item is ready for despatch.

If the whole order is ready when purchased, it usually takes between 5 and 10 working days to arrive.

See below for a guide on when bare root trees are usually ready for despatch.

Early November – Two year old plums, cherries, apples and then pears.
Late November – One year maiden plums, cherries, apples and then pears.
Late November/Early December – Ornamental prunus, sorbus, thorns, malus and then pyrus. 

This is an estimate as the lifting of bare root trees is very weather dependent.

Returns

If you are unhappy with your tree when it arrives, please email sales@fpmatthews.co.uk within five working days and we will get back to you as soon as possible.