Description: Champion is one of the most popular, early ripening Quince varieties. Produces a regular, heavy crop of round pear-shaped fruits that are greenish-yellow in colour. The flesh is dark pink when it's cooked into a delicious Quince and Apple chutney or Quince Jelly! Fruits can appear from a very young age, sometimes within the first two years of planting. In Spring, the pretty light pink blossom adds an attractive feature to the tree followed by dark green foliage providing a year long interest. Has an ability to tolerate dry conditions which makes it suitable for the warmer areas in the UK.
History: Developed in the United States of America during the 1870s.
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.