Serbian Gold Quince

Quince

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.

Attributes

  • Uses: Cooking
  • Storing: December
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 2
  • Tip-bearer
  • Picking month: October
  • Relatively trouble-free

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