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Rosie's Favourite Quince Tree


Maturity: April


Rosie’s Favourite was a very old Quince tree discovered in the Huon Valley by a local lady, whose preserves are highly prized. The colour and flavour are definitely our favourite!


The flesh is beautifully aromatic and cooks to a pretty pink and is ideal for preserves, poaching, baking, quince paste, jellies and jams.


The original tree was so old, it has since died.


Pollination: Self-fertile


Tree Size:

Dwarf Tree: 2 – 3 m high. Depending on pruning and the tree shape these quince trees can be kept as small as 2 m in height and planted as close as 50cm apart. Must be supported on a trellis or a stake


Semi-Dwarf: 3.5 - 4.5 m high, depending on shape



Tree Care:

Trees are usually grown as an open vase shape. Prune in Winter to reduce crowding, to improve light penetration and air flow. Remove any crossing-over or inward facing branches. 

Ensure there is plenty of new young wood each year, as quince will flower and fruit on the tips of short shoots formed in Spring.


Soil: Will adapt well to most soils, but heavy, moist soils are preferred to light, shallow soils as Quince will not tolerate drought.

Will do best in well drained soils. Established trees can withstand wet conditions, but will not tolerate watterlogging. Quince prefer neutral to slightly acidic soils and do not like high pH soils

Rosie's Favourite Quince Tree


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