Vranja Quince

Quince

Description: Vranja is a traditional, popular Quince that produces large, pale greenish-yellow fruits, similar in shape and size to Meech’s Prolific. Very bitter to taste, almost inedible for fresh eating but cook very well into Quince jams, Quince Jelly and Quince Vodka. An incredible strong fragrance to the fruit! Pretty clusters of pinkish-white flowers appear during the Spring followed by noticeably larger beautiful silver leaves.

History: Originated from Serbia during the 1800s and introduced to the UK during the early 19th century. Recieved an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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 Blite. 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
  • Tip-bearer
  • Picking month: October
  • Relatively trouble-free

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