Quince trees are good-looking, easy to care for and require no specialist pruning. The fruit are perfect for turning into jelly or jams.
Most quinces come on their own rootstock in many shapes and sizes, Quince C for a more manageable trees or for those with larger plots, the Quince A rootstocks allow trees to spread to four metres or more. Dig a hole in the soil, spread the roots evenly over the bottom of the hole, refill with soil and firm.
Fruit are ready to harvest when they have turned from a light yellow to a golden colour and are aromatic.