What Is A Quince Tree?

Quinces are native to Mexico and Central America. They have been cultivated since ancient times for their fruit, which is a small purple fruit with a sweet taste. It is one of the most popular fruits in Latin American cuisine.

The tree grows up to 30 feet tall and produces large clusters of white flowers in spring. The fruit is a purple berry with a sweet flavor and is eaten fresh or dried.

Quinces are not trees; they are shrubs. They do not produce new leaves year after year like other trees do, but instead they reproduce through seeds that germinate when water droplets hit them. Seeds are tiny, oval shaped and blackish green in color. When planted in moist soil, seeds will develop into young plants within 3 years.

How To Grow Quince From Seed?

You can grow quince from seed if you live in a warm climate where the temperature reaches at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 C). You need to plant seeds indoors between March and May. The seeds must be covered with soil before planting. If you don’t cover them, they could dry out during hot weather and fail to sprout properly.

When growing quince from seeds, plant them in a large container filled with potting soil. Young plants cannot tolerate direct sunlight when they are small, so place the container in a spot that receives filtered sunlight. If you live in a hot and dry climate, place a tray filled with water near the plant to keep soil moist.

How To Care For Quince?

Quince trees grow slowly and can live for several years. They thrive in U.S.

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