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Quince Tree 'Portugal'

Quince Tree 'Portugal'

Price:  £23.95 23.9500 In Stock New


code: MSC028

Cydonia oblonga 'Portugal'

This variety is generally considered the best flavoured of all quinces. The fruits are large and ripen to yellow-orange and the flesh turns red when cooked. They have a soft texture and mild flavour which makes them ideal for making quince marmalade and jelly. The tree is taller and more vigorous than other cultivated varieties, but is less hardy and therefore more suited to warmer areas. In cooler areas it should be grown as an espalier against a warm wall.


Pollination: Self-fertile.


Season: late Sept - Nov.


Available for delivery: late November - early May.


 

More Information

Quince produce large, showy soft-pink flowers and beautiful perfumed golden fruits. They are often used in Middle-Eastern dishes as well as being delicious added to fruit pies and crumbles. The fruit is also used to make jelly but our favourite is home-made quince vodka!  Quince are usually grown as free-standing 'bush' trees. Choose a sunny, sheltered location. With the exception of Sibley's Patio Quince, trees are supplied bare-rooted and will be 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) high on despatch. Trees are available from late November to late April.

 

We are now taking orders for delivery in the Autumn. Click here to view our range of pot grown quince trees (available May to late August).

 

 

Don't forget to include tree stakes and ties on your order.  All young fruit trees require staking and for better establishment we strongly advise using Rootgrow when planting (as recommended in RHS planting guidelines).

 

Delivery Information

 

Carriage & packing charges

 

Our standard delivery charge to mainland UK is £7.95. Some items (where stated) are p&p inclusive. If you are only ordering items that are p&p inclusive, the standard delivery charge does not apply.

 

Some deliveries to the Scottish Islands and Highlands, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Scily Isles may incur surcharges. If a surcharge is applicable, we will contact you prior to despatch. We regret we are unable to deliver outside the British Isles.

 

 

Despatch Dates

 

We regret we are unable to give precise delivery dates as weather conditions can affect the despatch schedule. The following information (which applies to orders placed online and over the phone) should only be used as a guide and on the understanding that we may not be able to keep to these dates precisely. Please note, delivery usually takes longer when payment is made by cheque.

 

 

Fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees & hedging (bare root)

 

Bare root fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, ornamental trees and hedging will be despatched from late November until late April.  Orders placed before mid November will usually be despatched by mid December. Orders placed after mid November will usually be delivered within 28 days of the order being placed. Orders placed from mid April onwards will be despatched within 14 days.  Orders received from the 1st May onwards will be despatched in the autumn.

 

 

Fruit trees & soft fruit bushes (pot grown)

 

Pot grown fruit trees, gooseberries and currants are available May to September and will usually be despatched within 14 days.

 

Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, honeyberries, lingonberries, figs, goji berries and grapes are normally available throughout the year.  If ordered May to late September they will normally be despatched within 14 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.  Under these circumstances, to avoid additional carriage charges, the entire order will be sent together when everything is available.  Outside this period, delivery may take up to 28 days or longer if ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.

 

Bilberries

 

Bilberries are available from February to late September and will usually be despatched within 14 days.

 

Cell Grown Raspberries

 

Cell grown raspberries are available from late May to mid July and will usually be despatched within 14 days.

 

Strawberry plants (Runners)

 

Fresh dug strawberry plants will be despatched from October to late November. Coldstored strawberry plants will be despatched from March to late June. Orders placed during these periods will usually be delivered within 28 days. Some varieties are only available as coldstored plants (see product description for availability).

 

Strawberry plants (Misted Tips)

 

Misted Tips are available from late July to mid September and will usually be despatched within 14 days.

 

 

Asparagus crowns

 

Asparagus crowns will be despatched from late March/early April to late May. Orders placed during this period will usually be despatched within 14 days.

 

 

Hardware

 

Hardware will be despatched within 14 days unless ordered with plants that are due to be despatched at a later date.

 

 

Biological Controls (Natural Predators) & Bumblebee Hives

 

Natural Predators and Bumble Bee hives are only despatched at the appropriate time of year (see product description for detailed information). When "in season" they are despatched direct from our supplier in batches on a weekly basis -  we send orders to our supplier every Thursday and they despatch these orders Wednesday the following week. Natural Predators are sent by first class post, bumblebee hives are sent by carrier.

 

 

 

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