Quince - unusual behaviour?

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Alice

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Quince - unusual behaviour?
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:52:22 PM »
Our quince tree suffered because the automatic watering system failed during the last very hot dry summer. Most of its leaves were brown and it only has 3-4 very small unripe fruit. However, since we started watering it three weeks ago it has greened up and has quite a few flowers. Are these likely to produce fruit in winter?
Amateur gardener who has gardened in north London and now gardens part of the year on the Cycladic island of Paros. Conditions: coastal, windy, annual rainfall 350mm, temp 0-35 degrees C.

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Alisdair

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Re: Quince - unusual behaviour?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 12:44:10 PM »
Alice, I'd be really surprised if fruits do develop - so do let us know if they do!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society