Champion quince trees

  • Pick: Mid-season (early October)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Cookery 

Champion is a popular quince, suitable for most of the drier areas of the UK. The spring blossom is particularly attractive.

Champion quince trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Large  (3m - 3.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Quince A rootstock 23.90 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Champion

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive blossom

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green

Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Champion

Champion is in flowering group 2. Champion is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Champion quince trees

Champion prefers a dry location with a southern aspect - but is more tolerant of wetter conditions than other quinces.

Although considered self-fertile, in practice cropping is improved if there is a compatible pollinator - try planting Meech's Prolific or Serbian Gold nearby.

Historical details

United States, 1870s.

Botanical name

Cydonia oblonga 'Champion'