Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
1 Year Maiden Bare Root Trees
If you plant a 1 Year maiden tree and do not prune it at all, it will grow a little more upright and have more clear stem.
BARE ROOT Portugal Quince Tree. Click The Link For Containerised Portugal Quince Trees
An early ripening variety of Quince so you can expect to be cooking with them from late September which is to say if you experience "normal" weather patterns you can have them then. If you last saw your Portugal Quince tree floating off in the pot down the street because of severe flooding, it is highly unlikely you will get a harvest of Quince fruits that year. That being said it does produce high quality Quince fruits that turn pink when cooked. Apparently good for making marmalade .
Time of picking: Late September
Fertility: This Quince variety is not self-fertile, so you will need another Quince to guarantee fruit unless you have another Quince tree within a few miles of you. A housing estate or reasonable sized community is likely to have this.
Our Quince, Portugal is supplied at a height of between 1.0 and 2.0 metres as a Maiden on a Quince A rootstock. This means that we have not shaped it in anyway and all being well, the final height will be 3.5 metres.
We will include a message card included at no additional cost if required.
Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value.
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